Police union loses court bid to title of Boroko home

National, Normal

THE PNG Police Association last Wednesday lost its bid to claim title over a prime property in Port Moresby worth more than K2 million at its current valuation.
The property is a four-bedroom high covenant house on Section 25 lot 8, at Diho Avenue off Angau Drive.
It was occupied by suspended Police Association president Robert Ali for the six years until his eviction from it last year by Industrial Registrar Mrs Helen Saleu.
Deputy Chief Justice Salika Gibbs granted orders sought by former Yangoru-Saussia MP John Jaminan that Registrar of Titles continues to probe how the police union claimed ownership of his house.
Mr Jaminan is allowed to talk with the Registrar of Titles–something Jaminan was not allowed to do under an order taken out by Police Association.
 The court also ordered the police union to pay all legal costs of Jaminan’s lawyers which amounts to about K20,000, but this was expected to be a problem because the cheque book was controlled by Industrial Registrar Saleu who was not party to the court case pursued by union secretary Clement Kanau without her approval.
Affidavits filed by Jaminan’s lawyers showed that the title of the house was fraudulently transferred to the police association.