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Police will not be carrying out arrests on parties involved in the Paul Paraka saga after a consented order was approved by the National Court this morning.
This was one among eight other orders accepted by Presiding Judge Catherine Davani after parties agreed to them.
The orders will be effective until February eleventh when the matter filed by Opposition Leader Belden Namah regarding the four suspended fraud squad officers are dealt with first by the same court.
The consented orders came about after Justice Davani advised all parties to agree on a position, as to how the court will deal with the issues as it was getting confusing.
"The Parties involved were Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Mr Namah, Finance Minister James Marape, Treasurer Don Polye Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga, Police and the State. They were in court this morning after Namah obtained a stay order yesterday preventing a warrant of arrest issued by the Waigani District Court for his arrest. His arrest was ordered by Commissioner Kulunga after he alleged a threat was issued to him by Namah in a letter regarding the fraud officers suspension. Other orders include, that Mr Polye and Marape joined as sixth and seventh defendant, the court files regarding the original matter be served to all parties, that all parties including the Police refrain from effecting arrests, that there is no other steps taken that will be detrimental to peace and good order in the society. Maivo Lafanama, NBC News, Port Moresby.Meantime, Minister Marape has also obtained a stay order preventing his questioning and arrest by the Fraud Squad.
Mr Polye is also expected to take the same step, but all this matter will be dealt with after February eleventh.
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