Offender asks for mercy

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

A MAN charged with resisting arrest, assault and consuming alcohol in public has confessed to a court that he committed the offences.
Simon Sarikon appeared before Boroko District Court Magistrate Alex Kalandi, charged with three counts – consuming alcohol in public, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
Sarikon said he was a first time offender and asked the court to place him on a good behaviour bond.
Kalandi when reading the charges said that Sarikon was at that time consuming alcohol at Gordon, in Port Moresby.
Kalandi said that the Sarikon approached a policeman (victim) at the Gordon police station and started an argument.
The court said this resulted in a fight where Sarikon punched the officer in the face and fled.
Sarikon was caught by police and taken to the police station where he was charged.
Sarikon admitted to the court that he was guilty of the three charges laid against him and asked the court for good behaviour bond because he was a first time offender.
He told the court that he had two children to look after, a five-year-old and a two-year-old and they were in Jiwaka.
He told the court that he came to Port Moresby to attend the funeral of his late uncle. He is the son of a police officer in NCD.
Kalandi ordered for a probation report to be presented in court.
Sarikon will appear in court on July 12.