Bank Worker in court over Social Media post in PNG

 AN employee of Bank of South Pacific in Papua New Guinea  is facing two counts of defamatory publication charges for posting bad comments on Facebook against her soldier husband, the National reports. 

PNG high court premises 

PNG's Waigani Committal Court Magistrate Paul Puri Nii read out the charges to Alice Sambusi, 26, from Kofika village, Goroka in Eastern Highlands, and explained to her that the two counts of the same charge means the offence was committed twice in different times.

“I will give one month for the police to carry out their investigations and bring evidence before the court,” Magistrate Nii told the defendant.

The case was adjourned to Nov 8 and bail was extended.

It was alleged that on March 18, 2022, at 12pm, the defendant used her Facebook account and posted a defamatory comment on complainants’ colleague Raboan Bogens’ Facebook wall as quoted;

“Joel Kosinto just told me he will blow my head and get my son over my dead body after he chased us out of the house last afternoon at Sabama on 28/02/2022.

“Just want the public to know about my status. Please share”.

It was alleged that on the following day March 19, at 10am, the defendant went again on Facebook and posted the complainant’s work identification card (ID) — expired from Dec 18, 2018, with the caption:

“This person threatened me twice.

“If anything happens, my family and friends need to know this.” It was further alleged that the complainant was alerted the same day about the defendant’s post and felt that his safety and security were at threat on the eve of the General Election 2022.

The complainant said that the defendant had no right to post his work ID on social media as it had nothing to do with their issue.

The National /  Tech Pacific

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