PNG court appearance of Supreme Court judge

1:46 pm on 14 April 2016
The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court.

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

A Papua New Guinea Supreme Court judge and the prime minister's lawyer have appeared in court following their arrest earlier this week.

The judge, Sir Bernard Sakora, was charged by police with judicial corruption while Tiffany Twivey was charged with perverting the course of justice related to the prime minister's arrest warrant.

The two suspects have been given more time as their lawyers asked for an adjournment so that they could be served with the relevant information and documents relating to their charges.

The Post Courier said this was not usually the case, as defendants were arraigned or read their charges in their first appearance in court.

Both Sir Bernard and Ms Twivey will next appear in court on 4th May when they will be formally arraigned.