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Date Posted: Fri, Jul 20 2007, 11:20:33am
7 Mioks fined
The seven Toyota Enga Mioks players charged under section 293 of the Civil Aviation Authority Act pleaded guilty in the Kokopo District Court on Wednesday and each was ordered to pay a court fine of K300 yesterday.
The seven were ordered to pay the fines within seven days or face imprisonment.
In handing down the court’s decision, ENB senior provincial magistrate Reggett Ma-rum said after weighing out all evidences, nothing went in favour of the players for mitigation purposes and it stood out that they were responsible for their own actions at the Tokua airport. He said in that light, he would not impose custodian sentences but imposed stiffer penalties for the purposes of protecting lives and properties at the tarmac and the aircraft, protection of restricted areas, protection of lives at tarmac and Air Niugini officials including the passengers and law officers.
Mr Marum ordered that Stanis Tondop, Sam Maniat, Richard Yalom, John Waka, Jason Desmond, Nishen Yapao and Stanley Tepeno, all convicted, to pay a court fine of K300 less K100 for pleading guilty.
Maniat, who was charged with three counts of assault including an assault on a police officer was ordered to pay a fine of K200 less K100 for pleading guilty in default of three months imprisonment for the first and second counts. For the third count, he was ordered to pay a court fine of K150 less K50 for pleading guilty and K100 in default of three months imprisonment.
Desmond who was charged for one count of assault was ordered to pay a fine of K200 less K100 in default of three months imprisonment.
Yapao who was charged for three counts of assault was ordered to pay K200 less K100 in default of three months imprisonment for each of the charges.
Magistrate Marum told the players that their attitude was not of a standard expected from young rugby league players like themselves. He said the community of ENB as well as those of Enga and the sponsor of the players would not be happy with their conduct earlier this week.
Meanwhile Enga Mioks sponsor Toyota — Ela Motors managing director Wally Haydok said: “As a responsible corporate citizen Ela Motors does not condone the recent totally unacceptable behaviour by some of the Mioks team members”. He said all individuals involved have been indefinitely suspended pending a detailed investigation, to be followed by appropriate action. “We will not tolerate such behaviour. Whatever further action is deemed necessary will be taken to prevent tarnishing the image of all who are associated with our great game”.
What a total disgrace to the game and the people of Enga. It is unbecoming of representatives of our dear province to behave like hooligans, drunk and becoming roudy. Mioks management should throw them out of the team, until they behave with decency.
On a previous paper, i thought they said it was Mendi Muruks players and i never gave a thought about it because they are known to be roudy. This sort of behaviour from professional footballers, especially Mioks players is uncalled for. Sack the whole lot and recruit people with decency.
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