Judge gets rid of phone

National, Normal

The National, Thursday July 25th, 2013

 MOBILE phones continue to be confiscated from people in court despite warnings to switch them off. 

The latest incident was when Justice Gibbs Salika presiding over a case in the National Court in Waigani yesterday confiscated a mobile phone from a man after it rang in the courtroom.

Public Prosecutor Pondros Kaluwin was in the middle of cross-examining a witness when the phone rang.

Salika ordered a court official to confiscate the phone from the man. 

Salika told the man: “That’s contempt of court. You have lost your mobile phone.”