Case adjourned as police investigate stabbing charge

The National,Thursday June 30th, 2016

A court has adjourned the case of a man who allegedly stabbed his wife with a knife to July 28 for police to investigate.
Amos Kela from Western Highlands appeared at the Waigani Committal Court charged with grievous bodily harm of his wife Jessica Munupo last month at their 9-Mile residence in the National Capital District.
Magistrate Cosmas Bidar told Kela that police would need some time to investigate his case since it was fresh.
Bidar said police would get  statements from witnesses, from himself (Kela) and collect other necessary documents.
He also told Kela to seek the assistance of a lawyer to represent him in court.
Bidar said the court would exercise its committal function to see if evidence was sufficient to have him stand trial at the National Court.
Police alleged that at around 7.30pm on May 27 this year, at the 9-Mile settlement in Port Moresby, Kela argued with his wife over money.
After the argument, he got into his vehicle and wanted to drive away. But his wife got in as well.
The argument continued in the car and the wife allegedly kicked the windscreen of the vehicle, shattering it.
This angered Kela. He allegedly stabbed his wife on her buttock using a kitchen knife.
Kela was arrested and charged with one count of grievous bodily harm. He is out on  K500 bail.