Member for Chuave Cleared

Commerce and Industry Minister and Chuave MP, Wera Mori. (File Image)

By Scott Waide – EMTV News, Lae


The National Court in Kundiawa, Chimbu Province, has acquitted Commerce and Industry Minister, Wera Mori, and two senior police officers of criminal charges, last Friday.

Judge,  Daniel Liosi,  dismissed the charged of stealing with violence, official corruption, obstruction, willful disaffection to other members of the police force and bribery

Mr. Mori was charged along with two police officers for allegedly stealing files of Chuave District Treasury, from a purported police investigation team and obstruction.

The Court found that Mr. Mori was not in the province, during the incident and that there was a lack of evidence.

Speaking after the decision, Mr. Mori said with the end of this chapter, he will go back to performing his duties as MP.

Scott Waide

is the Lae Bureau Chief and began his career with EMTV in 1997 as a News and Sports Reporter and Anchor and has been a media professional for over 19 years. Having previously worked as a Producer and Researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Port Moresby Bureau, he is a recipient of multiple awards including the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize in 2005 in Iran for best news feature, the Pacific Island News Association Award and the Divine Word University Media Freedom Award.

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