Adjournment request denied


THE Waigani Committal Court yesterday heard an application filed against Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato to have his bail revoked and have him remanded in custody stemming from allegations of him interfering with (three) State witnesses.
Magistrate Ernest Wilmot denied Gamato’s lawyer Peter Punau’s request for an adjournment stating that his client (Gamato) had sufficient time to prepare for the application which was served on Nov 22.
Police prosecutor Sgt Joseph Sangam sought the application after the court was informed that Gamato was away in Bougainville for the referendum and could not sign the affidavit in time.
Police alleged that Gamato was interviewing employees of the Electoral Commission (EC), who were state witnesses giving information on his case.
Sangam told the court that Gamato had moved a state witness employed in the commission to another position while released on bail, thereby breaking his bail conditions.
Wilmot adjourned the matter to Thursday for a ruling.


  • Gamato or Tomato whatever his his name is should have been convicted and locked up ages ago. I condemned him back to Hades to continue his immoral practice.

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