Posted By Staff Reporter
THE two separate supreme court references originating from the contempt proceedings filed against Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki by his predecessor Tom Kulunga, have been consolidated, with hearing set for August 29.
The two references were made separately by Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia and Justice Les Gavara-Nanu.
The reference by the Chief Justice was on constitutional issues on whether the national court has the jurisdiction to deal with a district court’s contempt case or should it be left
to the district court to deal with it itself.
Justice Gavara-Nanu’s reference was on whether the police commissioner had powers to decide whether or not to execute the warrant of arrest on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in the face
of the district court’s order.
This particular issue arose from a motion filed before Justice Gavara-Nanu against Mr Vaki for contempt of court by detective Chief Superintendent Mathew Damaru and detective Chief Inspector Timothy Gitua of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption
The two senior police officers claimed in their affidavits in that motion that is before the National Court that Mr Vaki had failed to execute the warrant of arrest on Prime Minister Peter
They also claimed in their affidavits that Commissioner
Vaki’s position not to execute the warrant prevented and frustrated the
execution of warrant of arrest issued by the District Court in Waigani on June
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Governor General Sir Ogio congretulates
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