The Waigani Committal Court has struck out the case involving business woman, Janet Sios, on technical grounds.
Senior magistrate John Kaumi ruled that the charges against Mrs Sios be dropped and her bail money be refunded.
Outside the court, Mrs Sios told the media that she welcomed the court’s decision, and is ready to continue to do awareness on lifestyle diseases.
“I am glad the court made this decision. It has been over five months of going and coming to the courts and I welcome this decision, Mrs Sios said.
This is a three year old case, dating back to 2015.
Police alleged that the accused used offensive words against another woman during a friendly conversation with a journalist in 2015.
Mrs. Sios was arrested and charged for Improper Use of ICT Services under the NICTA Act in 2015. And the courts struck out her case because of insufficient evidence.
The court heard that Sios blamed the Complainant, Lady Nii Cragnolinli, a Chinese business woman misadvising the Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill to not pick her Organisation for the Prime Minister’s Award.
Following this, Mrs. Sios was accused of posting defamatory remarks against Lady Nii and the Prime Minster.
Sios says it was unfortunate that the complainant did not attend any of the hearings.