Couple appear in court over unfulfilled promises


A MAN and his wife who allegedly failed to pay for building materials valued at K60,000 they had obtained from a man appeared in court yesterday.
Edward Orere, 54, is from Popondetta in Northern.
His wife Hanah Orere, 40, is from Misima in Milne Bay.
The court heard that the couple were detained at the police station but due to Edward Orere’s medical condition, they were admitted at a hospital then later discharged. Magistrate Edward Kupo said the district court could have allowed bail but the matter was serious.
Kupo said the complainant and the arresting officer were not in court to provide more information on what happened.
He said a proper bail application by a lawyer should be made at the National Court, taking into account Orere’s health condition.
The court heard that the couple had gone to a man between June 1 and July 31 last year and inquired if he was selling the piece of land on which a poultry building was on.
The man, who is the complainant, agreed to sell the land with the poultry building to them.
The two allegedly told the complainant to give them his bank account details so they could deposit the money.
But the court heard that the two never made the payment they promised.
Further promises to pay what they owed were never kept, the court was told.
The materials include a 5,000-litre water tank, 18-foot iron roof, timber and other items used to house chicken.
They allegedly took the materials to their home.
The case was adjourned to tomorrow.