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July 10, 2020
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Namah’s Laywers Get Arrest Reprieve

The National Court today granted restraining orders for the arrest of Opposition Leader Belden Namah. Opposition Leader’s Counsel Alowis Jerewai filed an urgent application after Police showed up at Mr. Namah’s residence…

Yesterday the Police Commissioner issued orders for the arrest of the Opposition Leader after receiving a letter from Mr. Namah last Friday.

 

Commissioner Kulunga issued the orders for Namah’s arrest stating that the Opposition leader has issued threats.

 

Today, Namah’s counsel Alowis Jerewai, went to the court seeking urgent orders to restrain that orders.

 

After successful granting of the Order, Mr. Namah addresses the media as well as the crowds of people outside his home.

“I raise my complain to the police commissioner with the understanding that the investigations, will be conducted without fear or favor knowing that the impartiality and independence of the commissioner is protected by the constitution as per section 197 of the constitution.

I had faith in the commissioner for doing his job, but as it transpired that my faith in the commissioner has now been misplaced.”, said The Opposition Leader.

 

Mr. Namah and his legal counsel are concerned that the way the Police Commissioner has misinterpreted the contents of the letter.

 

They say, the Opposition leader as a civilian has the right, under section 616 of the constitution to arrest the commissioner if he prevents justice to take its course.

 

The court will serve the orders to the Police Commissioner in due course, as the matter would resume in court tomorrow.

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