K10,000 bail for hotel boss

Jamie Pang being transported in the police van to the Boroko District Court House on Friday. – Picture supplied

THE operations manager of the Sanctuary Hotel, Jamie Pang, who was slapped with 11 counts under the Firearms Act and pleaded guilty of the charges had been allowed on K10,000 court bail by the Boroko District Court magistrate Garry Unjo on Friday.
Unjo, when making the decision of his bail application, said everyone had the right to bail, but, must strictly obey the orders made by the court.
The court ordered that he must report to Boroko District Court and signed every Monday with the assistance of the probationary officer and must not also interfere with the State witnesses.
Simon Nuety, from Fiocco and Nutley Lawyers, made submissions to the court on Nov 24 for his client to be allowed bail so he can seek medical treatment because he was sick.
The prosecutor rejected the application because there was no medical report to confirm what the lawyer had made submission to.
Magistrate Unjo, during the ruling, also said that since Pang had been allowed bail, he could seek medical treatment.
Pang will appear on Dec 3 for his submission and his sentencing will be on Dec 10, according to his lawyer.
Pang, 43, from Sydney, who was arrested and charged with 11 counts under the Firearms Act on Nov 16, with six counts of having in his possession unlicensed firearm and five counts of having in his possession live ammunition.
He was arrested and charged by the special operation team of police and customs officers under the command of Assistance Commissioner of Police special operations Donald Yamasombi.