PNGTA president held for sexual assault

Police have confirmed that the PNG Teachers Association president Ugwalubu Mowana was held for sexual assault.

NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi told Loop PNG that Mowana, who was picked up at his Gerehu residence this morning, was brought into the Gerehu station and questioned over allegations of sexual assault.

The complaint was laid last Saturday on an incident that stems from allegations that Mowana had indecently touched a female staff of his on more than one occasion.

Initially, the complaint was placed through the sexual offences squad at Boroko, which led to him being picked up by Gerehu-based Criminal Investigation Department officers.

An official complaint of indecent touching will be laid on Mowana this afternoon, said Turi.

(Pictured is PNGTA president Ugwalubu Mowana outside the Gerehu station in Port Moresby earlier this afternoon.)

Julianna Waeda