Irish national in court for swearing at employees


AN Irish national appeared before the Goroka District Court yesterday for allegedly insulting and swearing at some employees of Digicel PNG in Goroka last month.
Ronan Wilcox, 52, of Kells village, Ireland, appeared before Magistrate Matilda Ijape and denied three charges that he swore at Digicel PNG employees.
It was alleged that Wilcox, who is the manager of Digicel PNG for the Highlands region, used the expletive repeatedly and said “I don’t care about you; all I care for is Digicel” to his employees on three occasions.
Wilcox allegedly committed the offence on July 26, 27 and 29, at the Digicel administration building at Gouna Centre in Goroka.
Employees Robin Bomai, Jason Sagive, Gerry Bomai, Eric Tili, Samuel Ottie and Philip Ore’e who were allegedly sworn at waited for almost two weeks giving time for Wilcox to reconcile with them before they registered a complaint with the Goroka police.
Police arrested Wilcox and explained his charges contrary to Section Seven (b) of the Summary Offences Act Chapter 264, he was out on K600 police bail.
Magistrate Ijape set Sept 6, for hearing since Wicox denied the charges.