Todagia Kelola

Late journalist’s burial halted

The body of the late journalist is now at the funeral home, awaiting a post mortem to be conducted after the only relative objecting to the exercise had finally agreed to it.

Around 11pm yesterday (Oct 23), during the late Evara’s wake, her paternal family had demanded that her body be taken back to the funeral home for post mortem to be conducted.

Her body was later taken to the funeral home after directives from the Homicide unit.

Veteran journalist passes away

Late Philemon was taken out of retirement by Post-Courier to work as consultant at the time of his passing. He was working on the newspaper’s plan for the 2017 National General Elections.

Post-Courier editor Todagia Kelola confirmed with Loop PNG that the newspaper’s former editor-in-chief died at 10.45pm yesterday at Port Moresby General Hospital from cardiovascular disease.

Kelola said late Philemon collapsed on Thursday from a suspected heart attack and was rushed to the hospital, and admitted till he lost his battle.