Man charged with causing grievous bodily harm


A MAGISTRATE has described a case as “very unusual” involving a man charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
Thomas Warepa, 30, from Tuku village in the Tari district of Hela, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm when he allegedly pulled Kelo Kepawi’s penis and broke his testicles on June 25 at Erima settlement in the National Capital District.
Waigani Committal Court magistrate Cosmas Bidar said the court had just received police files on the matter.
Bidar said the court would consider the evidence submitted by police before ruling on the sufficiency of evidence.
Police allege that Warepa, who was under the influence of alcohol, got into an argument with Kepawi over an accommodation issue at the Erima settlement in NCD on June 25.
Kepawi allegedly tried to throw Warepa out of a house. Warepa who was lying on the floor then allegedly pulled Kepawi’s genitals and breaking both his testicles in the process.
Kepawi was taken to the Port Moresby General Hospitalwhere he received 14 stiches and was told by doctors that he was lucky to be alive.
Warepa will remain in custody at Bomana prison until the case returns to court on Oct 14.

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