Submissions on sentence

Maybank robbers ask for suspended term

Paul Steven, Gelison William, Hubert Korede, Stewart Korina and Samson Banaso all returned before Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika today.

They were found guilty on April 13 for their involvement in the country’s biggest armed robbery at one time where K5.96 million belonging to Maybank was stolen in Port Moresby between 9:30 and 10am on October 4, 2013.

They were given the opportunity to address the court on their appropriate penalty sentence or submissions on sentence.

Submissions to be made for Maybank robber

Casper Louis of Salamua, Morobe Province pleaded guilty on March 7 for his involvement with others in the Maybank robbery, where K5.9 million was taken by G4S security guards during transportation to the Central bank.

No trial was conducted in his case because he admitted to the allegations. He will now return to court for submissions on sentence.

Louis is among the other four men who were employed by G4S at the time of the offense.

The others are Paul Steven, Gelison William, Hubert Korede and Stewart Korina. Samson Banaso was not an employee of G4S.