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Convicted Gulf Governor Kavo out on another court bail

Staff Reporter 6/22/2015 | | |
Convicted Gulf Governor Havila Kavo has been granted K5,000 committal court bail last Friday.
Police refused to grant bail for Kavo when he was arrested last Wednesday for misappropriation.
He was held in custody at the Boroko Police cells until he appeared in court last Friday .
Kavo who is out on an earlier K5,000 Supreme Court bail was charged with one count of misappropriating more than K780 thousand, money belonging to the State.
Police prosecutors objected for the bail stating that he committed an offence while out on bail therefore shouldn't be granted bail.
Kavo relied on grounds including prospect of success, its a new case and he had the right to be granted bail citing laws on bail Act and the Constitution among others.
Presiding magistrate Cosmos Bidar ruled in favour of Kavo who will appear again on the 20th of July.
Four others charged with Kavo for the same offence are out on K10,000 kina bail each.
Meantime, Kavo is waiting for a ruling on his judicial review application that was heard a month ago.
He has appealed his conviction as well as sentencing after the National Court found him guilty for misappropriation and sentenced him to one and a half years in prison.
The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling soon. PNG Today / NBC

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