Soldiers could face trial


THE Waigani Committal Court has found sufficient evidence against six soldiers charged with the murder of a student in Port Moresby.
However, they were not committed to a trial in the national court. The court will wait for their submissions when the case would return on Oct 27.
Jude Nidung, Kenneth Yangun, David Travolta, Gregory Tuaki, Tobias Samson and Alwin Matiabe were charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jeremaiah Yinu on July 25 last year.
Magistrate John Kaumi told the court yesterday that there was sufficient evidence in the matter.
Kaumi said prima facie evidence was established in the case.
It was alleged that Yinu was badly beaten at a cultural show hosted by the Coronation Primary School at Boroko, 4-Mile on July 25, last year.
Yinu passed away on Oct 7, after almost three months in coma at the Port Moresby General Hospital.
Yinu is from Bogia district in Madang and was a Grade 11 student of the Salvation Army Koki Secondary.
Magistrate Kaumi ordered the lawyer representing the six soldiers to prepare and file submissions.
The matter will return to court on Oct 27.
All six suspects were on a K5000 bail each and will appear in court when the matter returns.

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