Wilful damage charge

Riki Kali in court

Ironically, the owner of the vehicle is from Manus.

Kali returned to court on Thursday. After a brief appearance, his case was adjourned to June 22.

In the meantime, the police prosecution will be giving his hand up brief, the files containing the police investigations, to the office of the Public Prosecutor.

The Public Prosecutor will then decide through what is called an election, if the case should proceed to trial in the grade 5 court and be dealt with summarily or go through the Committal Court process.