Last week’s decision by Mt District Court Magistrate Leonard Mesmin in setting free the alleged murderer and his two accomplices for the murder of late Imelda Tupi Tiamanda due to lack of evidence, which included the absence of the doctors signature on the Post Mortem report will be looked at by they Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority.
Acting CEO of Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority Jane Holden told this newsroom, Mt. Hagen General Hospital does not have a pathologist, however she will get more information and make a statement on the matter.
Last week, Magistrate Mesmin set free the main suspect and husband of late Imelda, Dr. Simon Temo and his accomplices Ken Paul and Nombre Kasu due to insufficient evidence to commit them to trial at the National Court.
The controversial murder case went viral on social media after Police at Kaugel check point at the border of Southern and Western Highlands Provinces caught the three suspects with the body of the woman wrapped in a canvas in the suspects vehicle at around midnight on May 10 this year.
At that time the suspects were also caught with a firearm and ammunition and police reports had stated that Mr. Temo had allegedly offered K100, 000 to bribe the policemen.
Certain lawyers have argued that the matter was a straightforward one if Southern Highlands Provincial Police Commander and his colleagues PPC of Western Highlands had their policemen diligently compile the case brief report.
Though there appeared to be overwhelming circumstantial evidence in which the deceased body was confirmed and proven to be wrapped in a canvas when found by the police in the car of the suspected husband murderer, who even panicked and offered bribes to have the body disposed secretly, Magistrate Mesmin chose to throw out the case on technical grounds.
The lawyers have put to task the Justice Minister Bryan Kramer and Police Commissioner David Manning to question the conduct of the magistrate, while Commissioner to intervene in the purportedly bribery infested police work.