warrant of arrest

Delay in warrant of arrest, suspects still at large

23-year-old Chris Timba and 20-year-old Felix Wilson, both from Hela province escaped custody and are still at large because their warrant for arrest is yet to be executed.

Committal Court Magistrate Albert Daniels, said the court issued an order to execute the warrant for arrest but the court registry is yet to deliver the warrant to the prosecutor who will then deliver it to the arresting officer.

Warrant issued for escapees

Committal Court Magistrate Albert Daniels issued the warrant of arrest after the Police Prosecutor informed the Court that the four first-time offenders, who were listed to appear in Court, escaped from Custody.

They are Peter Kore, Adrian Marle, Nathan Kambo and Keileb Gani.

Warrant of arrest issued for former PM

In a statement, Acting Commissioner David Manning said: “Whilst I cannot reveal any specific details at this point in time due to the sensitivity of the investigations, I can confirm that police investigators in an ongoing investigation applied to the district court for the arrest warrant for Mr O’Neill which was granted last Friday.

“The warrant was obtained upon the weight of the evidence brought forward by the investigators.

Foreign media urged to be fair

O’Neill made this statement after the Supreme Court quashed his warrant of arrest case last Friday.

“This saga has done great damage to the nation, it has cost millions of Kina in the legal process, both to me personally and to the state, and our country’s name has been dragged through the mud.

“In particular, media outlets like the ABC have continuously acted without due care for the legal process that is taking place in the country,” says the PM.

PM welcomes Supreme Court ruling

He told media this afternoon that the ruling by the three-man bench is a clear demonstration of the independence of the judiciary system of the country.

He said it was clearly a politically motivated case by people with vested interest out to tarnish his name, and he hopes the real culprits can be caught.

“This is a decision that has a lot of common sense and it is a decision against people who are maliciously using both government agencies and the courts to get political merit out of,” said O’Neill.

“From the start this was a political witch-hunt.”

Arrest warrant issued for couple on murder charge

Justice Panuel Mogish issued directions for police officers to apprehend 27-year-old mother of two, Olivia Warome and her 34-year-old husband Kume Keware.

Both are on National Court bail but did not appear in court when their cases went for mention.

“I am trying to expedite these cases. People on bail, I will not have mercy on them. They are all over the place and affecting our progress.

“If those accused are not turning up in court, you might as well have them remanded,” the judge said when issuing directions for them to be arrested.

Warrant of arrest out for two Asylum seekers

Senior Magistrate Josephine Nidu issued the warrant of arrest for 26-year-old Mehdi Bohlouli and 28-year-old Mahbomb Rabbani Mohammad.

Both men were arrest on Jan 1, 2017 after they were picked up by police on New Year Eve at Salasia village near Lorengau.

They were charged with drunk and disorderly behaviour and resisting police arrest. They have been on bail of K200 each, however that bail has been forfeited.

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said he has directed his officers to execute the warrants of arrest and have them locked up.

PM’s lawyers appeal against joiner in High Court

The application was moved by Mal Varitimos in court today before Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, one day after a trial date was set at the National Court for the Judicial Review into the manner in which the warrant against the Prime Minister was obtained from the District Court in 2014.

The trial date at the National Court was set for March 3.

Director of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Matthew Damaru and his deputy Director Timothy Gitua were allowed joiner in the proceeding by Justice Collin Makail on Dec 7,2015.

Arrest warrant finally executed, after 7 years

 Police officers based at the Gordon police station executed the warrant after a tip off from locals on Tuesday night (Nov 17).

Betty Koim of the Western Highlands Province was committed by the District Court in Hagen to stand trial at the National Court on March 26, 2006.

Application to set aside Vele’s warrant of arrest adjourned

Vele’s lawyer Tiffany Twivey went to the District Court on Tuesday (September 22) with the application to set aside the warrant of arrest that was taken by Director of National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Damaru and his deputy director Timothy Gitua.

Damaru and Gitua on July 22 obtained a warrant of arrest against Secretary Vele.