Investigators will speak with Foodworld: Police

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou said as much as they are trying to build and compile information and evidence that can be used in court, leaking important evidence like that is uncalled for.

N’Dranou said he has the original footage but did not have any knowledge of the leaked footage until this morning.

“It is unethical and it is against the law for me to use the same. And that is where it will disrupt the investigations,” stated N’Dranou.

Suspects in journo’s assault charged

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr, confirmed today that the journalist had laid complaints for unlawful assault by these men.

The men, who are attached with the office of Governor for Morobe, were arrested and charged on two counts: one each for assault and one each for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Wagambie Jnr stated that the incident occurred at Erap. Police were alerted via a phone call and quickly responded, escorting both parties back to the police station.

Witnesses interviewed on Foodworld shooting

Although a motive is yet to be established, according to latest police investigations, 9mm Glock pistols were used by the two foreign (Filipino) guards (a supervisor and his subordinate) during the time of shooting.

Police also say both were employees of Dragon Security.

The foreign guard supervisor was shot dead while the other Filipino is in police custody.

Furthermore, two nationals (both children) sustained injuries from fragments of the bullet and were hospitalised.

Lae police officers arrested, charged

The deceased’s body was found floating at a lake in Lae, commonly known as Raun Wara, on January 22, by passersby.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said it was alleged that the deceased was with two other men when they were assaulted by these police officers, who were reportedly using a hired vehicle and were under the influence of alcohol.

APEC security preparations going well

While more training is planned for this year before the month of November, Police Commissioner Gari Baki and the Commanding Officer of the 1st Royal Pacific Islands Regiment say they will be ready.

1RPIR Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Boniface Aruma, says: “We started training for APEC preparations last year. Towards the end of last year we culminated with a conventional exercise.

Woman hit, dragged in alleged drunk driving accident

East Sepik provincial police commander, Robert Gesa, said the vehicle, identified as a LandCruiser 10-seater, had gone off-road and was driving in the opposite direction when it hit the deceased in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Although reports are still sketchy, the PPC said police gathered that the driver had gone off-road while travelling from Wewak to the airport.

PPC Gesa said the vehicle hit the woman just outside the airport car park and dragged her body a little distance away from the airport exit car park.

Refugees in POM return to Manus

A team from the PNG Immigration, Police and Correctional Service flew with the refugees into Manus last Friday on a chartered Air Nauru flight.

Four of those who were supposed to be on the flight stayed back in Port Moresby.

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said they were received by PNG Immigration officers and Police and escorted to their new accommodation site at Hillside and West Lorengau in Ward 1.

He said the refugees were voluntarily escorted from Port Moresby to Manus and later transported to their campsite without any use of force.

Police station commander needed: MP

This concern was raised by the Member for Maprik, John Simon, regarding the police station commander vacancy at Maprik Town police station.

Simon said Maprik police station has had no permanent PSC since the passing of the former commander.

He noted that the post has been acted upon by acting PSCs however, this needs to be changed immediately.

One of the major reasons behind his concern was that police in the district are too relaxed and there is no proper policing in the town as well as the district.

Boost to police FSV unit

A new system is set to be officially launched.

The Royal PNG Constabulary FSV database is set to make policing under this unit much more convenient and up-to-date – with data and records just a click away.

This system was designed to hold records and integrate all FSV posts across the NCD command, thus gathering information and records of survivors, perpetrators as well as the number of cases a police officer has.

Married man arrested for holding woman captive

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the woman was held captive in the accused’s house at Pere village for some time, where she was denied her rights and freedom to movement, even to come out of the house for ‘nature’s call’.

He said the convict's wife and the woman were all living in one house and while his wife was allowed to move around freely, the victim was not.

Yapu said the husband of the woman went to the man’s house and asked him to release his wife so he could take her to see their children at their house.