By CLARISSA MOI
POLICE are applying to revoke National Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop’s daughter-in-law Quinnie Mick’s bail.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Jospeph Sangam filed the application with the Waigani Committal Court yesterday but magistrate Paul Nii said only the National and Supreme Court had the power to grant bail in cases involving the use of dangerous weapons.
Sangam said the application was filed on grounds that the police did not have the jurisdiction to grant bail on such cases when dangerous weapons were used.
Mick, 24, from Ambum’s Kupin-Kem village, Enga, is charged with robbery, abducting, assaulting and threatening to kill Stacey Lydia Sirimai between 9am and 1pm on Nov 30.
Mick, who is married to Sengol Parkop who contested in the Moresby North-West by-election last year, alleged that Sirimai was having an affair with her husband.
Nii summoned National Capital District Superintendent (administration) Chris Tamari to provide reasons why bail was granted to Mick. Tamari said bail was granted on the basis that:
- THE metropolitan cell was overcrowded;
- SHE was the only woman;
- IT was an exceptional case; and,
- ACCORDING to the summary of facts, there was no involvement of firearms.
Sangam told The National that police had considered that firearms were not used and had granted bail.
“Court is taking our application but there is an issue whether firearms were used at that time,” he said.
“Police had considered that firearms were not used so bail was granted.
“We are applying to the court to revoke her bail, that Mick be remanded while a proper bail application was made with the National Court.”
Magistrate Nii will rule on Wednesday whether to revoke Mick’s bail.
He ordered Mick not to interfere with witnesses, not to leave NCD, attend court at all times and to reside with her husband in Gerehu.