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Officer arrested for alleged assault on pregnant wife

The policeman, 36-year-old First Constable Evara Kivovia, allegedly went home drunk and assaulted his wife.

He also allegedly took out a pistol and discharged the weapon.

The matter was reported and the officer was disarmed and taken into custody.

He was arrested and charged at the Gordons Police Barracks on Thursday for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of firearm whilst drunk, discharging firearm and assault.

Kivovia of Ihu, Kikori, Gulf Province, is attached to the Waigani police station.

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Assault by Chinese couple grabs Authority’s attention

35-year-old Shu Ding Wu and her husband, 36-year-old Ming Zheng, were both found guilty yesterday by the Lae District court, following an assault on Christmas Eve on a Lae-based journalist.

While many families were preparing for Christmas day with last minute shopping, three young children, including an 18-month-old, witnessed the insult and assault of their mother caught by a Chinese couple in Lae, simply for telling them to put out their cigarette in their retail shop, which was in the vicinity of the Kamkumung Mobil Service Station.

Madang Governor apologises to media personnel

This follows reports that media personnel were assaulted whilst trying to gather information during the eruption on the weekend.

A frustrated Madang Governor Peter Yama said media personnel were always on the frontline to get information and alert relevant authorities on situations, therefore they must be respected at all times.

He added that the incident involved a minority group from Baluai village and those involved will be dealt with accordingly.

“On behalf of my people of Madang, I am very sorry for what happened to the media personnel on Sunday.

Officers in 15yo’s assault to be suspended

West New Britain provincial police commander, John Midi, stated this in a media statement released by the RPNGC today.

PPC Midi said the incident happened three weeks ago, but he was made aware of it after amateur footage of the actual beating surfaced on social media.

The officers who beat the teenager at Bali Bridge in Kimbe are attached with the Airborne Tactical Unit based in Port Moresby.

They were part of a team of police personnel sent to Kimbe to assist local police deal with escalating law and order issues.

Female police officer brutally assaulted

29-year-old Josie Kikoli, who is attached with the downtown Port Moresby Family Sexual Violence Unit, was at the Morata police barracks after a night out with friends when her ex-partner and father of her 18-month-old daughter beat her up until she lost consciousness.

“I have always encouraged women who go through different kinds of violence to report these matters and I have worked on these cases so many times, but when it happened to me, I was lost,” Kikoli revealed.

“It was like a slap in the face.”

UN in PNG condemns violence against journalists

It is calling on authorities to undertake prompt and effective investigations into the matter.

“A free, uncensored and unhindered media is the cornerstone of a democratic society, and we stand against violence against the media, in any form,” said UN Resident Coordinator in PNG, Gianluca Rampolla.

“The media should be able to operate without fear or favour, and enjoy media freedom as a basic human right as enshrined in the Constitution of Papua New Guinea and the International Human Rights Conventions which PNG has ratified.”

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.

Ragga Siai files complaint with police

Gelu, known as Ragga Siai to fans, confirmed this with Loop PNG today.

He said a complaint was laid at the Boroko Police Station, last Thursday, January 4th, as soon as he arrived in Port Moresby from Rabaul.

The complaint is based on cyberbullying and attempted murder, following the physical assault perpetrated on him by the lead singer of the Wild Pack band.

“Everything is now in the hands of the police. They will commence their investigation and charge accordingly,” he said.

‘What legacy are we leaving behind for our children?’

They are Pym Mamindi and Pinjiki Wak from the Western Highlands Province.

“Why are our grown men allowing unproven, backward thinking mentality hold us back from going forward as a people. It is so easy to pick on the vulnerable women and children in our communities to channel our insecurities and fears, but what sort of a legacy are we leaving for our children and theirs to come?” asked Pinjiki Wak in disbelief.

15 years for assaulting minor

He pleaded guilty to the offense, which he committed on the evening of 2 April last year, behind the family home’s pit toilet.

The man came home drunk that evening, between 7 and 8:30pm where he took the victim out and sexually assaulted the 7 year old, by inserting his penis in her mouth. He also fondled her genitals.

 Her father found them outside, after he passed out, as he was under the influence of alcohol.

Despite the plea, the age difference was a factor the court considered when deciding his sentence.