PM's lawyers in fresh bid to halt probe

PAPUA New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has launched another legal bid to stop anti-corruption police from investigating him, the ABC reported.
PM's lawyers in fresh bid to halt probe PM's lawyers in fresh bid to halt probe PM's lawyers in fresh bid to halt probe PM's lawyers in fresh bid to halt probe PM's lawyers in fresh bid to halt probe

The PNG Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal by O'Neill and Finance Minister James Marape, which was preventing police from making further investigations or executing an outstanding warrant of arrest for both men.

The decision allowed police to potentially arrest Mr Marape and removed blanket restrictions on investigating or questioning Mr O'Neill.

But a separate order still prevented officers from executing an arrest warrant for official corruption for O'Neill on a specific allegation he authorised allegedly fraudulent payments to a law firm.

O'Neill's lawyers have now sought leave to make a further application under the so-called "slip rule", alleging the three-man bench of the Supreme Court made a "misapprehension of law", the ABC reported.

loader

Most read Regions

  • NEW: Digital version of PNG Report magazine - View here
  • Porgera: Barrick-PNG talks go on - Read more
  • Follow the companies investing in the PNG market - Read more

Most read Regions