The National, Monday July 8th, 2013
FORMER University of Technology (Unitech) Vice-Chancellor Dr Misty Baloiloi and former registrar Allan Sako have spoken highly of the country’s justice system, describing it as vibrant.
The pair said this following their court victory at the Lae Committal court last Friday where separate criminal proceedings against them were dismissed.
Both men appeared in court on charges of conspiracy and aiding someone to dishonestly apply money to his own use.
They were part of three others slapped with similar charges.
“The truth has been established by the court,” said Baloiloi, 57, from Salamo village Esa’ala, Milne Bay.
“The decision is a relief to us and our families. Like I’ve said before, I have never put stolen food on the table for my family.”
“There have been a lot of speculations going on regarding the affairs of the university. The court’s decision puts to rest these speculations.”
Baloiloi has served the university for 28 years.
Sako, who had served the university for 25 years, said the matter had made him look like a criminal.
“We have served the university under trying conditions but the issue has demoralised us and questioned our integrity,” he said.
“I have confidence in the justice system of the country.”
The decision the administration made was in the best interest of the country, Sako said.
“Now we can sleep peacefully and the people can see who is in the wrong,” Sako said.