Ngedea’s case returns to court


THE case of a man accused of lying to a retired doctor for money will appear again in court for mention.

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

He is faced with 25 counts of false pretence and 21 counts of demanding with menace.

This is regarding the allegations 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 money from the victim on various occasions as compensation, accusing the victim trying to have sex with a woman claimed was his mother.

Prosecution also alleged Ngedea during those times appeared using aliases such as George Ben, John Lake and Peter.

It was also alleged that the incident was made up by the accused making prior arrangements 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.

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