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Court should confirm Anjo’s court order : Baki

The court order alluded to by activist Noel Anjo should be ratified by the court, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said yesterday.
And all all
egations of corruption levelled against the PM must have credible evidence for police to take action.
Baki was responding to points raised by Anjo during their meeting after police dispersed the planned protest at Unagi Oval, Port Moresby, yesterday.
“Anjo and his group produced what they claimed to be a blanket court order dated October 6, 2014, which they said prevented police from stopping the people from exercising or expressing their rights under the constitution,” the police said.
“Anjo said the court order purportedly restrains police from stopping the planned demonstration and therefore, the police hierarchy should intervene and instruct members of NCD Police to allow the rally or demonstration to go ahead peacefully.”
The order was issued by Justice David Cannings after three requests by the NGO Coalition for a public assembly to petition the Prime Minister were turned down by the office of the metropolitan superintendent NCD and the NCD peace and good order committee, the activist told the gathering at the police headquarters.
The NGO group argued saying the media statement by NCD Central police commander Sylvester Kalaut advising people to abstain from participating in the planned protest march scheduled for yesterday (Monday), was misleading and a breach of the National Court order.
Commissioner Baki however, said the order should be taken back to court and ratified because it was issued in 2010 pertaining to different circumstances at that time and it could not be applicable in today’s circumstances.
The Royal PNG Constabulary officers present at the meeting with Commissioner Baki included deputy commissioner operations Jim Andrews, deputy commissioner administration Raphael Huafolo, assistant commissioner NCD-Central Sylvester Kalaut and NCD metropolitan commander Chief Superintendent Ben Turi.
Anjo was accompanied by fellow activists Bri Olewale, Lucas Kiap and Lucielle Pora.

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