By KARO JESSE
POLICE Minister Bryan Kramer has filed an urgent application to appeal a decision by Deputy Chief Justice Ambeng Kandakasi made on March 5, restraining him from interfering in police operations.
Kramer’s Lawyer Simon Dewa, from Jema lawyers, said the application was urgent because Justice Kandakasi’s orders were made out of context of pleading in the court.
Dewa told The National that Kramer needed to address issues of police misconduct during the state of emergency period but could not do so because of the restraining order.
Supreme Court Judge David Cannings adjourned the hearing of the application to tomorrow to determine whether to grant leave to appeal the restraining orders made against Kramer by Deputy Chief Justice Kandakasi.
On March 5, Justice Kanadakasi restrained the police minister from interfering in police day-to-day operations through various orders.
Kramer was restrained from receiving direct complaints on the police by public.
He was further restrained form issuing commands, directives and orders to the police commissioner or any police officer including details of ongoing cases and operational matters requiring complaints to be investigated, requiring persons to be arrested and charged.
Kandakasi made the orders in a separate court proceeding between Kramer and Ialibu-Pangia MP Peter O’Neill where the police minister had accused the former prime minister of misappropriation on social media.
By KARO JESSE