Officers in condom case return to court

<p>Joshua Yawijah (22) of Maia village, Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, and female probationary officer 23-year-old Jacklyn Tanda of Sakarip village, Wabag, Enga Province, will appear for the third time at the Waigani Committal Court.</p>

<p>They were expected before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar at 9.30 this morning.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Police Prosecution will be expected to provide an update before the court on the progress of police investigation reports and if those files have been served on the defendants since they last appeared in court.</p>

<p>By practice of the Committal Court, three months is the given time frame for police to conduct investigations and provide files before the court and to the defendants. &nbsp;This time frame is not a law but has been the practice.<br />
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Yawijah is facing allegations that while he was in the company of female probationary officer, Tanda and another male police officer on Dec 4 2015, he forced a woman to chew and swallow two condoms at the Boroko Police Station.</p>

<p>The woman was forced to swallow two condoms after they searched her belongings and found seven condoms on her.</p>

<p>The incident was allegedly recorded by Tanda, where it went viral on social media.</p>

<p>They were charged for one count of deprivation of personal liberty, two counts of forcing someone to do indecent acts and one count of abuse of office.</p>

<p>Both suspended officers are on a bail of K1,000 with strict bail conditions of the court.&nbsp;</p>

<p>More updates on the case hearing to come today.</p>