Padlocked genitalia: Suspect formally charged

The suspect behind the padlock incident has been formally arrested and charged.

The 39 year old was held in police custody awaiting the victim to be treated and go through counselling;

The man has been charged with one count of rape, one count of Deprivation of liberty and two counts of Unlawful wounding.

Meantime, the suspect will appear in court tomorrow and be remanded in custody at Buimo.

Lae Metropolitan police commander, Anthony Wagambie junior says he will ensure that appropriate files are compiled well with medical reports for court.

Meanwhile, the suspect has also confessed that he committed a murder in Oro province; this will be later verified by Lae police in collaboration with Oro police.


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