By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Waigani National Court has adjourned the case between prominent lawyer Paul Paraka and 16 other defendants. The case relates to the alleged K72 million paid to his law firm which Mr Paraka is now claiming substantial compensatory damages. The case was adjourned to April 10th.
Paraka is in court to claim substantial damages done to him and his law firm. He says by all means he will face those who have tarnished his reputation.
He says he has 100 grounds to challenge those who have spoken against him. He says since his arrest in 2013, he has left Government authorities to make the points of their allegations.
The original case relates to services rendered by the Paraka Law Firm in excess of 6,000 legal brief –out for the State over a period of 7 years commencing the year 2000. Over that period, nearly 30,000 legal invoices were rendered to the State and paid for.