BY KEITH JACKSON & TWITTER
LATEST TWITTER FEEDS FROM PORT MORESBY:
2000 (AEST) - Chief Justice Salamo has been charged under section 54 of the Criminal Code and will face Committal Court tomorrow [Tavurvur]
1740 [AEST] - Tavurvur @Tavurvur - It also appears that CJ Injia Salamo has agreed to be charged with "sedition" if peace is maintained in the Supreme Court
Tavurvur @Tavurvur - It is clear to me that no appropriate warrant was issued by any relevant bench. CJ Salamo has sacrificed himself. It's a sad day for PNG
Liam Fox @liamfoxpng - Chief Justice Sir Salamo says his attempted arrest sets a dangerous precedent. Says he fears for his safety & democracy in PNG
1630 (AEST) - CJ Salamo, Registrar for the National/Supreme Court Ian Augerea, J Kirriwom and J Gavara-Nanu have surrendered [Tavurvur tweet]
Earlier - There were scene of chaos in Port Moresby this afternoon after deputy prime minister Belden Namah, together with police and soldiers, attempted and then succeeded in arresting Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia and other judicial officers.
Sir Salamo locked himself in his chambers for some hours before surrendering to polkice and, it seems, soldiers.
Earlier this week the Court declared Sir Michael Somare to be the constitutionally-determined leader of Papua New Guinea.
Since then there has been a number of unsuccessful attempts to reconvene Parliament, presumably with the intent of seeking to override this ruling.
Mr Namah says the Chief Justice will be charged with treason and sedition.
Upon arriving at the Supreme Court, Namah is said to have shouted "This country is bigger than Injia!".
It is not known whether there was a warrant for the Chief Justice's arrest and, if so, wehere this may have come from.
Blogger Tavurvur tweeted that it was "very possible" that prime minister Peter O'Neill may have not been consulted about this action.
Link here to read Tavurvur's background to this afternoon's dramatic events