By JACOB POK
AN expatriate employee of Bank South Pacific (BSP) was arrested and locked up at the Boroko police station yesterday evening by police fraud squad members.
Robin Flemming was charged with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice, for allegedly stopping a payment of K7.6 million to Yama Security Service (YSS), a company owned by Madang businessman Peter Yama.
Flemming, from Brisbane, Australia, is the manager in charge of assets, risk and loans section of BSP.
He was the second person to be charged after one of his colleagues, John Maddison, was arrested and charged with similar offences late last month, in relation to the same matter.
Flemming was charged with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice, under section 182, subsection 1 of the Criminal Code. He was released half an hour later on a K5,000 bail.
He was alleged to have conspired with others to stop a K7.6 million payment, which the Supreme Court had recently ordered Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited (MVIL) to pay Mr Yama’s company for breach of contract.
Mr Yama alleged that the payment was not made and initiated court action against BSP, as the manager of MVIL accounts.
Flemming is likely to appear before a committal court magistrate on the charges today.