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Judge Sakora and Lawyer Twivey appeared in court

Lawyer Twivey  appeared in court
National and Supreme Court Judge, Sir Bernard Sakora, appeared before the Waigani Committal Court on Monday morning.
However, he was NOT read his charges.
Justice Sakora appeared before Magistrate John Kaumi with his lawyer, Loani Henao.
But his lawyer asked for an adjournment.
Senior Lawyer, Tiffany Twivey, also appeared in court represented by lawyer Greg Sheppard, and also asked for an adjournment.
Both Sakora and Twivey will return to court in three weeks where their charges will be officially read to them.
Both lawyer's reasons for adjourning the cases were for their clients to be served with the relevant information and documents relating to their charges.
However, this is not usually the case, as defendants are arraigned or read their charges in their first appearance in court.
Police charged Sir Bernard with judicial corruption, where the third top judge by seniority, was alleged to have received 100-thousand kina from a company owned by an unnamed lawyer.
Tiffany Twivey was charged with perverting the course of justice related to the Prime Minister's arrest warrant.
Both Sir Bernard and Twivey will next appear in court on May 4, when they will be arraigned formally of their charges. NBC News/ PNG Today

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