PNG judge seeks dismissal of case against him

5:21 pm on 28 May 2016

A Papua New Guinea Supreme Court judge who has been charged with judicial corruption in relation to a case surrounding the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, has appeared in court.

Sir Bernard Sakora told the Waigani Committal Court on Friday that the case against him should be dismissed in its entirety because the prosecution did not seek the jurisdiction of the court.

Sir Bernard was charged by anti-fraud police with judicial corruption last month in relation to an arrest warrant against Mr O'Neill for suspected corruption.

The Post Courier reports that his lawyers argued that the way prosecutors sought to arrest Sir Bernard breached the Criminal Code, and the case should be thrown out.

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