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January 24, 2021
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Vaki Charged And Released

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The newly appointed acting Police Commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki was charged and released last night.

Two charges laid against Mr Vaki was one, perverting the course of justice, and abuse of office.

 

His bail will be decided by the court when the matter returns on the 31st of July 2014.

 

Two days after his appointment by the National Executive Council as the acting Police Commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki was arrested by the Fraud and Anti-Corruption squad at the Police Headquarters in Port Moresby at around 3pm yesterday.

 

Mr. Vaki was questioned over a letter which he wrote to Paul Mawa, asking him to represent the Royal Police Constabulary, in the matter on the questioning of legal bills paid to Paul Paraka Lawyers.

 

Mawa replaced Nicholas Mirivi, who has been representing police in these proceedings, which he supported an interim stay order on the arrest of Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill.

 

After almost 5 hours of interrogation, at 8pm, Mr.Vaki walked out of the Fraud and Anti-Corruption office.

 

Accompanied by his lawyer Sam Bonner, Mr.Vaki later spoke to the media at Boroko Police station.

 

He said his letter was with a clear intention, and that was to be impartial on the issue.

 

He was charged for perverting the course of justice, and also for abusing his powers as the commissioner of Police.

 

Mr. Vaki was released a short while after that, and his bail will be decided by the court when the matter returns on the 31st of next month.

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