Obscene phone call to wife lands lawyer in court

National, Normal

The National – Friday, July 1, 2011

A  LAWYER  yesterday appeared in court charged with insulting his wife, from who he is temporarily separated, on a mobile phone.
Jerry Kiwai, principal and owner of Jerry Kiwai Lawyers, was  charged under the Telecommunication Act for using obscene language on the phone.
Kiwai who appeared in the Waigani Court with a lawyer from his firm said  they had yet to file and serve their submissions.
Kiwai, 34, of Mungumapu village, Ialibu, Southern Highlands, is alleged to have insulted the woman on a mobile phone.
Police records said Kiwai and the complainant had temporarily separated in 2009.
The incident happened on the night of Sept 25, 2010, in Port Moresby, when Kiwai called the woman on her phone and abused her.
The complainant, who was in Port Moresby at the time, reported the matter to police.
The police National Drug and Vice Squad approached Kiwai and  questioned him.
They later charged him under section 169(a)(b) of the Telecommunication Act for saying insulting words to the complainant.
Magistrate Rosie Johnson adjourned the matter to July 18, giving time for Kiwai’s lawyer and police to file  submissions.