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PNG Opposition leader Belden Namah is accusing the prime minister of covering up the truth behind court orders which set aside arrest warrants issued for Peter O'Neill and two other senior ministers.
Four police officers have been suspended for their involvement in issuing the arrest warrants.
The opposition leader Belden Namah says the District Court found no irregularities in the manner in which the arrest warrants were obtained, and the only defect was they were sought under the wrong section of the Arrest Act.
Mr Namah says the court also stated in its decision that the suspended officers can obtain fresh warrants under the right provision.
He says the prime minister and police commissioner Tom Kulunga have been misinforming the public and are trying to draw attention away from Peter O'Neill's alleged involvement in illegal payments to Paul Paraka Lawyers.
"I'm of the firm belief that the actions of both the prime minister and the police commissioner in fact are moves to suppress any actions to eventually prosecute prime minister Peter O'Neill, treasurer, co-chairman of World Bank, Don Polye, and finance minister James Marape for very serious indictable offences."
Belden Namah also says there is a lack of impartiality over police investigations into how the arrest warrants were obtained because Peter O'Neill is the police minister.
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