Man appears in court over dodgy car deals


A MAN who allegedly obtained more than K50,000 from 10 people to buy cheap cars for them overseas has appeared in court.
Clarion Roger Salun, 49, from Ulau village in Aitape, West Sepik, is facing 10 counts of obtaining money by false pretences.
Magistate John Kaumi said the court would give time to police to investigate the matter, and adjourned it to Nov 28.
Police allege that between July 13 and 20 in Port Moresby, Salun promised 10 people that they could receive cheap vehicles from overseas by paying him some money.
They allege that Salun’s girlfriend, Valentine Paiya, convinced him that she was the assistant managing director of a company operating at Napanapa wharf in the National Capital Dstrict.
She allegedly told Salun that she had contacts with an agent overseas to bring in used cars for prices between K2000 and K5000.
Salun then allegedly passed on this information to his friends who paid various amounts totaling K56,700 between July 13 and 20.
Salun and Paiya allegedly promised them that their vehicles would be delivered to them within a week after payment.
However, they are still waiting for their promised vehicles.
Salun’s K2000 bail has been extended.

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