PNG judge case referred to prosecutor

10:03 am on 11 August 2017

A Papua New Guinea Supreme Court judge has been referred to the country's public prosecutor for alleged misconduct in office.

The Supreme Court in Papua New Guinea.

The Supreme Court in Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI/Johnny Blades

PNG's Ombudsman Commission said it referred Bernard Sakora to the prosecutor after investigating alleged breaches of his duties and responsibilities.

Justice Sakora was arrested by anti-fraud police last year and charged with judicial corruption.

The charge was related to a payment which the judge allegedly received from someone at the centre of fraud allegations, legal matters around which Justice Sakora was then deliberating.

The case against him was later dismissed on procedural grounds.

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