False pretence case returns to court

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THE case of a man alleged of lying to a retired doctor for money will be mentioned in court before Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison.

This is the case of a 45-year-old man Sam Ngedea who was accused of obtaining more than $40,000 from a retired doctor in 2018 and 2019.

Prosecution charged the accused with 25 counts of false pretence and 21 counts of demanding with menace.

This is regarding the allegations occurred between December 3, 2018 and July 20, 2019 where he lied to an elderly doctor and obtained more than $40,000.

Prosecution said the accused collected the monies from the victim on various occasions as compensation, accusing the victim of trying to have sex with a woman he claimed was his mother.

Prosecution also alleged Ngedea during those times would appear using names such as George Ben, John Lake and Peter.

It was also alleged that the incident was a “make-up” by the accused, making prior arrangement with that woman to meet the victim on the case.

Steward Tonowane is appearing for the Crown while Lazarus Waroka from the Public Solicitor’s office is representing the accused.