Posted By Staff Reporter
The National Court has been told there's no procedural fairness when the National Executive Council decided to disband the Task Force Sweep Team.
The court heard arguments today, from lawyers representing Sweep Chairman Sam Koim and Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
This was to decide whether the removal has merits to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
Koim's lawyer also said there is personal bias in removing the Sweep Team which breach's the Constitution.
The lawyer argued, N-E-C has also set bad precedence when O'Neill who is implicated in the Paraka issue sits as chair to the N-E-C.
This amounts to conflict of interest and that the decision was also unreasonable.
They further argue the decision is unexpected and will affect ongoing investigations.
O'Neill's lawyer among others argued on procedural matters on the filling of documents, issues of jurisdiction of court saying the application for review is incompetent as courts can't interfere with policy decisions.
A Ruling is set for the twenty-eight of this month.
Mr Koim meantime, has also been issued orders by the same court not to make any media statements.
This was after Queens Counsel Mal Viritimos, representing the Prime Minister, told the court, Mr Koim had discussed issues before the court with a foreign media last week.
It was also established in court, that Mr Koim's three year contract as Chairman of the Sweep Team was up, therefore he has no powers to apply for review.
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