Court rules case against doctor will go to trial

 THE Waigani Committal Court has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to commit medical doctor Dr John Gelua to stand trial in the National Court for causing grievous bodily harm during a land dispute.

Simbu Province

Magistrate Garry Unjo yesterday found that Gelua, from Sinasina-Yongamugl’s Kagul in Chimbu, had allegedly inflicted injury on Peter Laima during a dispute on land boundaries.

Dr Gelua was alleged to have, on Feb 1, 2019, engaged in a dispute between people from Enga and Chimbu over an area on which Gelua and his tribesman put up a fence surrounding Laima’s area and one of the Engan’s area.

While, Dr Gelua was at his block at about 11am, three police vehicles arrived and stopped in front of Laima’s block and ordered all parties involved in the dispute to come out to settle the matter.

However, Dr Gelua allegedly ordered his Chimbu boys to attack Laima and his boys in front of the police.

Dr Gelua allegedly grabbed a piece of timber and hit Laima on the back, causing serious injuries.

The National / PNG health Tips

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