Cop cited in bank robbery posts bail

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday, June 8th 2011

THE National Court in Madang has granted K1,000 bail to the police constable who allegedly provided police uniforms in the William Kapris BSP robberies.
George J Sungu of Sama in Maprik, East Sepik, was allowed bail in Madang although the initial application for his bail was made in Port Moresby before Justice Panuel Mogish.
However, on March 13 Mogish ordered Sungu’s lawyer, Greg Michael Konjib, of Konjib & Associates Lawyers, that the matter be dealt with in Madang.
In Madang, Justice David Cannings, on hearing the submissions last Tuesday, allowed First Constable Sungu to be released on bail.
Cannings imposed conditions that included Sungu regularly reporting to the Madang National Court registry once a week; attend the SDA church and ensure he did not touch alcoholic beverages.
Sungu, who was attached with the Bomana-based Dog Unit outside Port Moresby, was arrested and detained at the Yomba police station in Madang on April 11.
He has been accused of being involved in the attempted bank robbery at BSP Kimbe, West New Britain, between May and July 2008 and the Madang BSP kidnapping and robbery over July 4-5, 2008.
He is alleged to have supplied uniforms and blue lights to Kapris and his gang.
Sungu faces three counts of conspiracy, 14 counts of deprivation of liberty, 14 counts of kidnapping for ransom and another count for receiving stolen property.