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PNG Police Minister Nixon Duban is alleged of bribery

Staff Reporter 3/21/2013 | |
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Madang M-P and Police Minister Nixon Duban is alleged to have dished out large amounts of cash at a youth camp in the Trans-Gogol area, last year.

A Lutheran Church pastor from the area, Bon Nelson, made this known as the trial into the Madang Open election petition began on Tuesday.

Pastor Nelson gave this evidence in relation to ground two of the petition, as to what transpired during the youth camp last year.

The court was also told, Mr. Duban made promises of delivering certain projects in their area, with intention to get the people to vote for him, in the 2012 National election.

It is alleged that on the 20th of April last year during the youth camp, the member for Madang and Police Minister, Nixon Duban, handed out K50 and K100 notes to members of the camp with the intention of inducing them to vote for him in the 2012 national election.

Bon told the court the first respondent also gave one-thousand-Kina to the camp organizers during this time.

Meanwhile, the second witness to be called was Tulilim Sanum, a member of the Lutheran congregation at Aufen also in the Trans-Gogol area.

Sanun gave evidence in relation to ground five of the petition, which alleged that the first respondent on the 15th of June last year, gave a campaign speech to over 250 people at Silibob village during an annual conference for the Lutheran church of the Amele circuit.

It is alleged that it was during this time that Mr Duban claimed that he had arranged a 1-point-2-million-Kina funding for the Yangaum rural hospital and that the first quarter payment of 300-thousand-Kina was already paid.

It's also alleged that during the same gathering he claimed that he had arranged a 7-million-Kina funding for the resealing of the Kambar road and that work should begin soon. 


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