Chief Superintendent

Nine escapees recaptured

The Morobe Provincial police commander, Chief Superintendent, Augustine Wampe has deployed five officers who are now on ground attending to criminal cases.

PPC Wampe said cases regarding murder and consumption of illicit spirits are common at the moment.

Meantime, Wampe said nine escapees were also apprehended recently.

Among the escapes were two men held in relation to murder charges with another held for rape, the six others who were apprehended are yet to be possessed.

 Wampe says that the escapees will be transferred to Lae by next week.


SHP commended for improvement in crime rate

Papoto said the Office of the Crime Division in Port Moresby reported that Southern Highlands Province alone achieved a 90 per cent rating for successfully prosecuting and convicting major crimes in the province.

He attributed this success to the support provided to the police by the provincial government over the years.