Court refuses to review MP’s appeal


THE Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal by suspended North Fly MP Boka Kondra regarding his conviction of misconduct in office and a recommendation to have him dismissed from office.
Justice Fraser Pitpit ruled on Wednesday that the court did not make a slip or mistake when dealing with the appeal.
Justice Pitpit said claims by Kondra in his application that the court made a slip when dealing with the appeal were wrong because the issues raised in the application were not raised in the appeal.
He said the slip was done by Kondra’s lawyers for not bringing the issues to the attention of the court during the appeal.
Kondra asked the higher court on Tuesday to review two recommendations made by the Leadership Tribunal in 2015 regarding allegations of misappropriation of public funds against him.
Kondra’s lawyer Philip Ame told the court that there were irregularities on the two recommendations.
The first recommendation was made by chairman of the Leadership Tribunal Justice Salatiel Lenalia in a decision made on April 27, 2015, to have Kondra and his associates criminally prosecuted in relation to allegations of misuse of public funds.

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