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RATTLES AT SUPREME COURT- CHIEF JUSTICE PERSONAL STAFF REFERRED TO FRAUD SQUAD

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by PAUL IROKON

The Chief Justice of the National and Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea, Sir Salamo Injia from Tsak Valley, Wapemananda, Enga Province is certainly no stranger to controversy.

In the past, Sir Salamo Injia has been accused of killing a pedestrian (a young child) in a motor vehicle accident. He was accused of mismanaging money entrusted to the Court and charged, but his case ended up being dismissed. He was accused and charged with sedition, however the charge was later withdrawn. He was suspended as Chief Justice on the 9th of November 2011, however his suspension was later lifted. He stands accused of turning a blind eye to certain allegedly Gay expatriate Judges when sodomy in PNG is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code Act, and he also stands accused of playing politics and not performing his constitutional duties as required under the Constitution.

It is common knowledge among legal circles that Rachel Tony from Central Province, the private secretary (“person…