Prosecutor: Report on case wrong, misleading

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The National, Thursday July 11th, 2013

 THE deputy police commissioner operations did not submit the 15-page letter that was tendered in the Mt Hagen District Court on Tuesday, prosecutor John Korowa said yesterday.

The letter was on the delay in serving the court summons on Treasury Minister and Kandep MP Don Polye.

Korowa said part of the report on the case as reported yesterday was wrong and misleading.

He said he submitted a two-page letter from police legal officer, Chief Supt Hodges Ete, on the legal opinion on the case to presiding Magistrate Jeremaiah Singomat as requested by the court.

He said the letter was not written by the deputy police commissioner operations nor did it come from his office as stated in the newspaper.

The case will return to the District Court on Aug 6.

The case came about after a police raid on Polye’s house at Avi Block, Jiwaka, on Oct 4, 2011 and found unlicensed firearms and ammunition in his house.