Former Gaming Board chief charged with theft

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The National, Wednesday 19th September 2012

FORMER National Gaming Control Board chairman Simon Sanagke has been arrested and charged with abuse of office, misappropriation and conspiracy to defraud the state.
He was arrested in Port Moresby last week by the police fraud squad, charged and  released on a K10,000 bail.
National Capital District chief of operations Andy Bawa said the arrest was made following a complaint from the board, which levelled allegations against Sanagke.
Bawa said the charge of misappropriation involved K3 million belonging to the board.
Sanagke, 43, is from Ogelben Village, Western Highlands.
Bawa urged people to be law-abiding.
“The law will apply to those who break it.  And I would like to tell all citizens of this country to be very mindful of what you do,” he said.
“Respect your neighbours, fellow countrymen and women and the laws of this nation and you will be a good citizen.”