Magistrate hopes new police prosecutor will help ease backlog


WAIGANI Committal Court Magistrate Paul Nii welcomed new police prosecutor First Const Kila Harry, saying she will help ease the backlog of cases on the prosecution and courts.
Magistrate Nii made the remark after hearing that prosecutor Sgt Joseph Sangam had introduced First Const Harry to the court.
“We will ask the court to allow her to have a matter mentioned so she can at least practise now and take up some more cases later,” he said.
Magistrate Nii responded saying: “It’s good to see that new prosecutors are coming to court.
“There is a lot of cases so if you start putting in new prosecutors (then) it would make work lighter because sometimes, I hear prosecutors say ‘I have a lot of cases and that’s why I’m seeking adjournments’.
“So once when you (prosecutors) distribute work, it would make work lighter not only for prosecutions but for the court and for the defendants as well.”
Magistrate Nii welcomed First Cnst Kila to the court.
First Const Kila presented her first case which involved a domestic dispute in which Chris Cor was alleged to have assaulted a woman with a beer bottle at Tabari place at 4-Mile, Port Moresby, on July 24.
The matter was adjourned to Sept 9.