LLG head charged with inciting violence

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The National, Friday 14th of March, 2014

THE president of a local level government has appeared in court charged with making public speeches that could incite violence.
Provincial police commander Elizah Taksir said Lavongai local level government president John Aini appeared for mention in the Kavieng district court on Wednesday.
He was released on a police bail of K200.
He said the management of the Tutuman Development Ltd and Joint Land Logging Company lodged a complaint after Aini spoke at public gatherings in four locations in New Hanover attended by Kavieng MP Ben Micah.
Taksir said Aini was charged with making statements that could incite violence among the community.
Meanwhile, Operation Kalaro Klinim Peles to weed out lawlessness on the island of New Hanover and the province has seen the arrest of 11 people wanted by the courts.  Twenty-three bench warrants have been outstanding.
With the spate of killings on New Hanover, Taksir said 10 suspects had been arrested while three were still on the run.
Taksir said the police team of 19 mobile squad members from Tomaringa, 13 local police and two Correctional Service officers were expected to meet yesterday to decide whether to continue.