Man ordered to pay K2000 for assault causing injury


A COURT has ordered a man to pay K2000 in compensation within six months to a man he had assaulted and injured.
Justice Panuel Mogish also imposed on David Tom Taimb a three-year suspended sentence for causing grievous bodily harm to the relative of a man he had a row with.
The court heard that Taimb had a row with Yalo Yati after the latter had assaulted his son in Gerehu, Port Moresby. On Jan 1, 2014, Taimb drove to Yati’s home in the company of others and assaulted a man sleeping inside.
In a statement to the court, Taimb apologised to the man and his relatives. He said he got angry when he found out that Yati had assaulted his son. Yati later paid K4100 to Taimb’s son and others he assaulted. But he refused to accept the K2600, and later K4000, offered by Taimb.
Taimb said he was a bus driver and was worried about his four children in case he was jailed.
Justice Mogish took into account that Taimb had pleaded guilty, expressed remorse and that it was his first offence.
But he told Taimb that his son was to blame for verbally abused Yati who was minding his own business.