Lae police apprehend escapee

An escapee from the Buimo Correctional Service was apprehended by civilian police along the back road in Lae, Morobe Province, last week.

Abraham Black escaped during the mass break out in 2016 at Buimo CS.

He was alleged to have held up a mobile phone company sales team along the back road while they were out on product promotions run, where he was positively identified by surrounding communities.

Police say Black had in his possession a homemade gun and other weapons.

He was found to have been involved in other crimes as well as terrorising the community along the back road of Lae.

Lae police commended the Lae general public and communities for their support in assisting police by giving information to apprehend the criminal.

(Picture: Lae police)

Annette Kora