Soldiers case

Soldiers will stand trial over student’s death

The District Court today ordered the committal of Jude Nidung, David Travolta, Gregory Tuaki, Alwin Matiabe, Tobias Samson and Kenneth Yangun, to the stand trial after it ruled on Oct 6 that it had sufficient evidence against them.

They returned to court with their lawyer today and told the court they wish to remain silent with regards to a section 96 statement. This statement is in response to the court’s ruling on the sufficiency of evidence. They will now defend the allegations against them in the National Court.

Soldiers on bail expected back in court

This follows their release from custody after bail of K5000 was granted to them by Justice Panuel Mogish of the Waigani National Court.

They were allowed bail by the court last Wednesday after their lawyer Ignatius Mambei moved the application on Tuesday.

They are expected before Magistrate John Kaumi where their lawyer Mambei will give an indication of submissions in response to the Police’s completed hand out brief.