Accused of false declaration


AN Australian man will appear in court this week charged with making a false declaration through an affidavit on a registered mortgage property at the National Court while acting as a plaintiff.
The 52-year-old, who is a senior officer at a finance company, was arrested and charged by police at the Boroko Police Station last week and is on a K1,000 police bail.
The accused, from Victoria, was accused of making a false declaration.
According to a copy of the charge sheet obtained by The National, police alleged that between Aug 1 and Aug 3, 2018, the accused filed a sworn affidavit through an originating summons (372 of 2017) through his lawyer which was accepted by the National Court.
Police alleged that the affidavit was related to a property (Sect 342, Lot 25, Vol 27, Folio 112) owned by the complainant Susan Sei, who secured a special loan from a company defaulted under her name.
Police further alleged that as a result of the default, the accused instituted a civil proceeding by way of filing the sworn affidavit to recover the defaulted loan declaring himself as the party against Sei in the originating summons which Sei would not sell the mortgaged property below the market price but to sell it at the price of K2.4 million.
Police further alleged that the accused did not follow the sworn affidavit and instead allegedly sold the property below its market price which was at the value of K700,000 to a Solomon Kantha.
Sei discovered the issue and lodged a complaint against the accused at Gordon Police Station.
The accused was arrested and charged but released on bail, and is expected to appear at the Waigani Committal Court this week.