Nicta’s case to be cleared by Pubilc Prosecutor

The National,Monday July 4th, 2016

Cases involving the National Information Communication Technology Act 2009 (Nicta) should be cleared by the Public Prosecutors Office, Magistrate Cosmas Bidar says.
He said that last week when transferring the case of Melcie Likita, charged with improper use of information communication technology (ICT), from the Waigani Committal Court to the Boroko District Court.
“National Information Communication Technology Act passed by parliament in 2009 replaces the Telecommunication Act and cases concerned should obtain a consent from the public prosecutor to be transferred to the district court,” Bidar said.
Bidar told Likita that her case would go to the district court because it was a simple one.
He said that after stating that some young lawyers at the Public Solicitors Office were of the view that cases involving the Nicta Act were indictable (serious) offences.
Likta allegedly sent obscene languages to another person by text on May 26.
She will appear at the Boroko District Court for listing on Thursday.