Morobe Provincial Police Commander

Several dead in nasty Markham collision

Morobe Provincial Police Commander, Augustine Wampe confirmed the accident happened this morning.

Around 7 people have reportedly died after a 15-seater PMV bus collided with a five door vehicle travelling up to Nadzab.

PPC Wampe says details of the accident are sketchy at the moment but he will reveal specifics later on in the day.  

He says he is still waiting for the full report from the Highway Patrol unit that responded to the accident.  

(A picture from witnesses showing the crumpled up 15-seater bus with a few victims still inside)

Siassi suspects still await transportation

The individuals were apprehended during a police Christmas raid and were supposed to be sent to Lae today for charges to be formally laid.

Morobe provincial police commander, chief superintendent Augustine Wampe, told Loop PNG that the suspects will be brought to Lae later today if the arrangement of their transportation is successful.

The suspects were engaged in various illegal activities, including the consumption of illicit spirit, homebrew and drugs, when they were captured by a police unit consisting of 11 personnel.

15 suspects captured in Siassi raid

Morobe provincial police commander, chief superintendent Augustine Wampe, said the suspects were engaged in various illegal activities, including the consumption of illicit spirit, homebrew and drugs.

They were captured after Wampe sent a unit of 11 personnel to the island to assess the situation there.

The suspects will be sent to Lae today for charges to be formally laid.

“So far the districts within Morobe Province were quiet during the festive season and no big problems were committed,” Wampe said.

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.

 

Late Dr Rongap’s suspect murderer apprehended

Getsy Mera was identified as the suspect who pulled the trigger on the Late doctor about two months ago along the back road of Malahang in a failed robbery.

The late doctor was pronounced dead on arrival at Angau Hospital.

With the help of the community, police launched a manhunt for the five named suspects immediately and two suspects were apprehended while the third surrendered to Lae Metropolitan Superintendent.