3 Feb 2015

PNG Governor charged for misappropriation

10:08 am on 3 February 2015

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's Western Province, Ati Wobiro has been arrested and charged with the misappropriation of $2.6 million US dollars.

PNG Loop reports police Criminal Investigation Division Director Peter Guinness saying that the 55-year old South Fly leader was arrested and charged at the Boroko Police Station yesterday.

He is currently detained at the holding cells awaiting bail.

A bail fee of $7400 US Dollars has been imposed.

Wobiro was charged with a total of 12 offences: four for abuse of office, four of conspiracy to defraud and four of misappropriation of public funds.