Court assures father of help


WAIGANI National Court judge Justice Manuhu assured a man that his son will get the services of a lawyer after he had made several attempts to seek help from the Public Solicitors Office.
His son Moses Nianpo, 30, and from Biwat in the Angoram, East Sepik, is accused of killing his wife.
He was alleged to have caused the death of Margaret Esau by punching her on her side which allegedly ruptured her spleen on April 8 in the Port Moresby General Hospital.
Nianpo’s father, who was in court, said he tried and failed many times to get in contact with a lawyer from the Public Solicitors Office to help him file a bail application for his son, who was remanded in Bomana since April. Justice Manuhu reassured Nianpo’s father that lawyers from the Public Solicitors Office would help him.
“Lawyers from the Public Solicitors Office are there to help people who cannot afford a private lawyer, and I’m sure they will help you,” Manuhu said.
It was alleged that Nianpo got into an argument with Esau after they went to visit Esau’s brother in hospital.
Police alleged that Nianpo punched and elbowed Esau’s side and she collapsed. He allegedly put her on a stretcher and got her to the emergency ward but she passed away.
Nianpo will remain in custody and appear in court on Jan 31.

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