Man charged with false pretence


THE owner of a construction company who allegedly failed to complete the construction of four teachers houses after being paid K360,000 is awaiting his court case in prison.
Police said Caleb Pande Undah, the owner of Complete Project Limited based in Lae, was arrested in Port Moresby on August 25 and taken back to Mendi. He was charged with two counts.
Southern Highlands provincial police commander Chief Superintendent Sibron Papato told The National last Friday that Undah was charged with obtaining money by false pretence and misappropriation of K360,000.
He was contracted to build the four houses at Kagua Secondary School. He allegedly failed to complete the houses. He is remanded at Bei-ube jail outside Mendi.
Papato said he briefly appeared before Mendi district court last Thursday which ordered that he be remanded in jail.
Undah’s company was one of the three bidders to build the four houses at a total cost of K400,000.
Papato said Undah told the board of management that he would complete the houses within eight weeks. But he allegedly after spending about K40,000 to build the foundations of the houses.
Papato said the money was part of the funds given by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to the school.

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