PNG police chief charged with contempt again

8:51 pm on 9 November 2015
Papua New Guinea police officers marching in a parade

Papua New Guinea police officers marching in a parade Photo: Supplied

The Papua New Guinea police commissioner Gari Baki has been given another contempt of court charge by the National Court.

The National Court on Saturday also cited the head of special internal investigations team (SIIT) Inspector Jacob Ivaroa with contempt.

The Post Courier reports that the court ordered that Mr Ivaroa and Mr Baki stop all investigations into chief superintendent Matthew Damaru, chief inspector Timothy Gitua and their lawyer until the contempt proceedings are determined.

For Mr Baki, this is the second time that he has been cited for contempt.

His first contempt charge was when he allegedly interfered with the execution of a warrant of arrest taken against treasury secretary Dairi Vele.

Mr Damaru is a director of the National Fraud Squad and Mr Gitua a deputy and they are both facing a perjury investigation over claims they lied on oath in the affidavits they filed to prosecute Mr Baki in a contempt proceeding.