Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Chief Justice arrested

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia was arrested by police at the Waigani court house this morning.
Our reporter is now at Konedobu police headquarters where Injia is being interviewed and questioned.
Will keep you posted. 
  • AAP, meantime, reports the government of Peter O'Neill in early February suspended the chief justice pending an investigation into alleged mishandling of court funds.
Sir Salamo also presided over last year's leadership Supreme Court case and found Mr O'Neill was unconstitutionally elevated to the prime minister's office over long-time incumbent Sir Michael Somare.

A court employee who asked to remain nameless told AAP police arrived at the court buildings in Waigani in central Port Moresby at about 8.30am.

''It happened so fast,'' he said.

''They took him from here and then took him to head office and then took him to Boroko police station.''

He said police did not handcuff Sir Salamo and that a lawyer representing the veteran chief justice would make a statement shortly.

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