Bouncer charged with murder

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By ZEDAIAH KANAU
A MAN working as a bouncer for a nightclub in Port Moresby has been charged with murder after he allegedly caused the death of a man inside the club last Tuesday.
Judah Steven, 32, from Tai village, Balimo in Western province, appeared from the Boroko police station cells and was read of his charges by Waigani Committal Court Magistrate Tracy Ganaii in relation to the incident on Feb 11.
The matter has been adjourned to March 18 and Steven remanded at Bomana pending a bail application.
It was alleged that the deceased, Jeffery Kamne and a relative went to the club and were drinking at the bar next to the dance floor.
Between 10pm and 11pm, Kamne and his relative went up to the VIP lounge but had an altercation with one of the bouncers there.
Steven allegedly went to assist the other bouncer to remove Kamne and his relative when the incident occurred. Steven is alleged to have gotten hold of Kamne while trying to take him out of the club when Kamne continued to struggle as they approached the stairs and Steven released his grip allowing him to fall down the flight of stairs.
Kamne was badly injured from the fall and attempts by club staff to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. He was taken to the hospital where he died a day later.
Kamne’s relatives reported the matter to the Police Crime Investigations Division (CID) Homicide Squad.
Steven admitted the offence to police and was detained awaiting his court hearing.

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