Top cop to explain why man granted bail after escaping

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A POLICE station commander has been summoned to explain in court why a man was granted bail after earlier escaping from custody.
Committal Court Magistrate Paul Nii ordered that Boroko police station commander Senior Inspector Ben Kua must come to court on Monday to explain why bail was granted.
Lucas Londe Kepson, 57, of Wapenamanda’s Kanamanda village in Enga, after being charged with sexually assaulting a minor, escaped but police managed to catch him and brought him back.
Then he was granted bail.
Magistrate Nii asked police prosecutor Sergeant Joseph Sangam why Kepson was granted bail.
Last Monday, the court summoned National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Gideon Ikumu to come and explain why a bail was granted.
But Sangam informed the court that Ikumu was out of the province and he was not sure when he would be back.
Sangam informed the court this week that Ikumu believed that the cell guard could have used his name to grant bail.
Magistrate Nii then asked that Kua appear in court yesterday. He did not appear.
Sangam said he was not able to contact Kua.
Magistrate Nii said that the reason was not justified.
The matter was adjourned to next Monday.
Kepson remains in custody.