Senior constable

Senior Constable charged for releasing suspect

Fifty-year-old Philip Otto from Simbu Province was arrested and charged with one account of Abuse of Office under section 42(1) of the PNG Criminal Code Act, Chapter 62.

According to court documents, the accused allegedly approached Constable Benjamin Dominic and told him that the suspect is his son-in-law, and wanted him to be released under his assurance and his guarantee.

Police alleged that the accused aided his son-in-law to escape and was never located after he was detained in the cell block from allegedly stealing a motor vehicle.