BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
THE former premier of Guadalcanal Province, Stephen Panga has entered a not-guilty plea to corruption charges against him yesterday.
Panga was charged with one count of abuse of office in relation to incident which occurred when he was the premier.
Police alleged that Panga allegedly misappropriated the sum of around $10,000 of money received as part of his duties.
It was alleged that he received the money as a false rate-payment from a local member of the community.
Police recently said that Panga’s case was a historical case as it happened way back when he was the Premier of Guadalcanal Province
After his arraignment the case was adjournment to November 23 for mention.
Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda is appearing for the crown.