Kapris willing to turn State witness

National, Normal

BANK robbery suspect William Kapris has expressed his willingness to assist the State in bringing to justice all those involved in the three high-profile robberies that included MRO and BSP’s Kerema and Madang branches in 2007 and 2008.
Through his lawyer David Dotaona, Kapris expressed that he was willing to assist the State as its prime witness in the robberies.
Kapris made this known yesterday morning when he appeared briefly for mention before Justice Ere Kariko.
The court was notified that in light of recent media reports in which the accused has implicated himself in the robberies, he might consider pleading guilty to all the charges laid against him and, then, he might consider becoming a State witness.
Justice Kariko adjourned the matter to May 24 and instructed lawyers concerned, including the State prosecutors, to finalise the accused’s status and return next month and determine what he has decided under the circumstance.
His lawyer said outside court that Kapris was more than willing to assist the State in prosecuting others who he claimed assisted him in the robberies since 2007.
Mr Dotaona told The National outside court that he would liaise with State lawyers to establish what his client wished him to do before returning to court mext month.