Arrest warrants to be issued: Gauli


A SENIOR magistrate has warned that arrest warrants would be issued for people who failed to appear in court with no good reasons.
Waigani Committal Court senior magistrate Mekeo Gauli made the remark yesterday after police prosecution made an application requesting a two-week adjournment of the case of Stanley Kilip, a policeman, charged with wilful murder of a man outside a night club in Port Moresby earlier this year.
Gauli accepted the prosecution’s application to adjourn the case to Sept 26 and ordered that if the defendant did not show up in court, a warrant of arrest would be issued for him.
The court heard that Kilip’s appearance yesterday was for set for submissions but he failed to show up.
Police prosecution also informed the court that Kilip had failed to appear in court twice on separate dates for submissions.
Kilip, 29, from Tiki village, Mul-Baiyer in Western Highlands, is charged with the wilful murder of Robert Giwar on Feb 7, 2016.
It was alleged that between 4am and 5am on Feb 7, Kilip was involved in a fight with the deceased outside the club. It was alleged that Kilip kicked and punched him and later hit him with a wheel spanner. Giwar was pronounced dead when he was taken to the hospital.

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