Nape nabbed

JEFFERY Nape, the controversial former speaker of Parliament, was reportedly arrested by Task Force Sweep last week over corruption claims.
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According to The National, the police investigations unit apprehended Nape as he was leaving the Kundiawa Court House on Friday.

Nape was there to address a 30,000 kina bribery charge relating to the recent election.

The new charges reportedly follow investigations that Nape misused K5 million ($A2.24 million) of government funds which were earmarked for education projects.

Nape was held by Goroka police for the night and flown to Port Moresby the next day.

Nape became a magnet for criticism during some of the bizarre political events of the previous O'Neill-Namah government. He even briefly became a Parliament-appointed acting governor-general at one stage.

He was also one of the high profile scalps of the recent election. Nape lost his Sinasina-Yongomugl open seat by a wide margin to the National Alliance Party's Kerenga Kua.

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