Court to set trial date for K6 million Maybank robbery


THE Bomana National Court will set a trial date next month for a man charged with armed robbery of a G4S security vehicle in 2013 involving more than K6 million from Maybank PNG Ltd in Port Moresby.
The accused, Sonix Alowale, charged with conspiracy, armed robbery and receiving stolen property, appeared for listings in court yesterday.
Justice Panuel Mogish told Alowale that he would have his case listed for mention on Nov 7 for a trial.
Alowale is on bail.
He was committed by the Waigani Committal Court on Nov 24 last year to stand trial at the national Court in Waigani.
Alowale was alleged to be the owner of the house where the stolen money was shared and he voluntarily surrendered to police.
Other accused, who have been committed for trial, are Ricky Antio, Thomas Karo, Paul Stevens, Samson Banaso, Casper Louis, Bore Burom, Alphonse Samson, Hubert Korede, Stewart Korina and Gelison William.
All were alleged to have robbed the vehicle transporting K7.5 million from the G4S vault to the Bank of Papua New Guinea .
Two of the accused are out on bail while the rest are still being remanded at Bomana.
Antio has since pleaded guilty to being in possession of stolen items in the national court.
A date is yet to be finalised for all defendants to stand trial.
The remandees will appear in court once the trial date is set.

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