Police

Women vendors sexually harassed by police: Governor

Governor Robert Agarobe voiced his frustration in Parliament on Friday, June 5th, saying a Fox Unit physically and sexually harassed their women vendors during a raid at the Porebada junction on the 18th of April.

“It also went to the extreme where their private parts were searched for money,” said the Governor.

The Governor said this incident was included in a petition that was signed by about 200 of his people, and handed to the Police Commissioner.

Order finally brought to Lae bus stops

While Port Moresby, East New Britain and Eastern Highlands were following the state of emergency protocol, it was business as usual in PNG’s second largest city.

This newsroom received reports that buses were overloaded with passengers while social distancing was far from the agenda as people crowded the sidewalks or waited in line at the bank.

However, by 4pm this afternoon, some form of order was brought about when police officers made sure commuters adhered to social distancing while 25-seater buses were not permitted to carry more than 15 passengers.

Drugs stashed in kaukau bags: Police

Originating from Eastern Highlands and transported via Lae, police were made aware of its presence at Roku, outside Port Moresby, following a tip off from guards.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, told this newsroom that the shipment was busted by members of the National Drugs and Vice Squad on the evening of Friday, March 27th, after they received reports that young men were fighting over the cargoes at the AES wharf at Roku.

Police deployed to Porgera following reports of killings

“This was a very vicious attack on defenceless men, women and children and must be strongly condemned. Additional police manpower will be sent into the area to beef up the police numbers already on the ground and to build cases against perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Commissioner Manning said.

“My thoughts and prayers go to the communities in the area in these very trying times,” Commissioner Manning said.

Chinese nationals robbed by masked suspects: Police

Police in Manus reported that they were held up at China harbor compound at Momote Airport.

Manus provincial police commander, chief inspector David Yapu, said the four suspects used a gun, bush knives and iron rods and stole their mobile phones, clothing and K12,000 cash in the cabinet.

“The suspects also assaulted the two victims, who sustained injuries to parts of their body and head,” stated Yapu.

The incident occurred between 3 and 4am on Monday, February 10th.

Gordon’s police impress in parade

A happy NCD metropolitan superintendent said the officers were better dressed, which means they are adhering to directives and are conscious of their appearance.

As per their performance indicators, every police station commander within the nation’s capital is expected to stage a parade once a month.

The Gordon’s Police Station parade this morning demanded passersby’s attention as well-dressed officers with their Lee Enfield rifles smartly marched around the Gordon’s market area towards the front of the station.

Manus police report escape of prisoners

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said most of the offenders were charged for minor offences whilst four were for indictable offences.

He said they could have used hacksaw blades to cut the iron bar and made their escape from the cell.

So far, three have surrendered to Police, including a murder suspect.

PPC Yapu, who was frustrated over the escape of the prisoners, had directed his Police Station Commander to investigate and take appropriate actions.

NCDC liquor licensing inspectors on the move

NCDC senior liquor licensing officer, Irish Boroba, and Moresby South inspector, Tom Kamtai, set off towards the Five-Mile settlement under police escort, armed with a checklist consisting of the name of liquor trading outlets and whether or not they were licensed. As explained by Boroba, they were updating their list from 2017, where notices were issued to outlets.

Residents were surprisingly welcoming during the first stopover where inspector Kamtai raised awareness on the illegal alcohol trade and the functions of the National Capital District Commission.

Woman allegedly robbed off over K60,000

The four suspects, all from Hela Province, were part of a seven-man gang whom police believe had colluded to rob the victim, a gold buyer, after seeing a stash of cash in her possession near the Erima Flyover.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said two of these suspects were arrested after members of the NCD Fox Units retrieved and viewed CCTV footages showing them loitering and selling cigarettes to the victim at the crime scene.

N’Dranou said the policemen interviewed them and obtained names of five more suspects involved in this crime.

Audit into police expenditure launched

This is in pursuit of restoring transparency, accountability and compliance within the Constabulary.

This was announced today by Commissioner Manning at the National Police Headquarters in Port Moresby.

This is one of a number of swift actions Commissioner Manning is embarking on in line with the Marape-Steven Government’s intentions to ensure transparency and accountability and to strengthen the command and control mechanisms of the Constabulary.