EDUCATION NEWS PNG
THE FORMER REGISTRAR of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) has been charged by Lae police on allegations of conspiracy and misappropriation of monies belong to the university.
Allen Sako, 51, of Garawaria village in the Bululo district of Morobe Province was charged with one count of misappropriation and one count of conspiracy to commit fraud against the state.
He is the third person to be charged in this case after former head of the electrical engineering department Professor Narayan Gehlot and bursar Jimmy Imbok. Sako had been implicated, along with others, in the ongoing fraud case against Gehlot.
According to The National, Sako voluntarily went to the Lae Fraud Squad office, where he was interviewed and charged. He is currently out on K500 bail and is due to appear before the Lae Committal Court tomorrow. More people are to be questioned in relation to the fraud and more arrests are expected.
Unitech vice-chancellor, Dr Albert Schram, continues this quest to be able to return to PNG after a backlash against his investigation into malpractice and inefficiency at the university resulted in his unexplained deportation.
He wrote of his ordeal in PNG Attitude last month.