Anti-corruption campaigner and now minister of police in Papua New Guinea, Bryan Kramer, has taken to social media to expose the challenges in getting former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to answer to corruption charges in court.
The minister claims several PNG police officers as well as one or two of O’Neill’s appointments to the judiciary thwarted the latest attempt to charge the former leader.
As we went to press, police stepped up the pressure by charging one of O’Neill’s lawyer, George Lau with forgery and attempting to pervert the course of justice. Similar charges were laid against a court official.
O’Neill’s reaction to the development was to issue a statement accusing Minister Kramer of being behind an allegedly forged warrant of arrest. Kramer has countered by rejecting the accusation as misconceived and deceitful