Passport case lands man in court

National, Normal

The National, Monday February 10th, 2014


A MAN accused of dishonestly applying a passport to another person appeared in the Waigani Committal Court for mention last Friday. 

Kulu Leka, 46, from Pelegai village, Abau, in Central, is alleged to have given a passport to Go Kem San after the court had ordered that it be kept at the Waigani District Court pending the outcome of a court matter. 

Leka, who appeared before Magistrate Mekeo Gauli, is out on  K1,000 bail and will reappear on March 17. 

He was charged with dishonest application.

Police allege that last October, Leka gave the Malaysia passport to Go Kem San after it was confiscated by the district court. 

San, 53, from Kuala Terengga, in Malaysia, was facing criminal charges when he was ordered to surrender his passport.

San appeared at the Waigani Committal Court with Leka charged with dishonest application and false declaration. 

Police allege that the dishonest application charge against Go Kem San was committed between November and December last year and January this year in Port Moresby.