death

Investigation into former Lands officer’s killing underway

Police say the man, who was identified as one Daniel Katakumb from East Sepik Province, was shot by criminals during a carjacking outside the family residence at Henao Drive.

In a grey Mark-2, the criminals followed the man and his family, who were traveling home in a double cab vehicle.

They then ambushed the family, where three shots were fired.

According to police, the deceased had one visible bullet wound just below his waist.

An investigation has already started while leads are yet to be established.

Another former PNG Kumul passes on

Daroa, aged 67 from Hanuabada in the nation’s capital, died in Port Moresby on Sunday after a short illness.

“Lohia was PNG Kumul No. 3,” said chairman Sandis Tsaka.

“He wore the first PNG Kumuls No.3 jersey as a centre in PNG’s first ever Test Match against England in Port Moresby in July, 1975.”

Daroa played two Tests. He was a member of the flamboyant Hanuabada Hawks side in the 70s and Southern Zone.

Hunters players to be counselled

Ottio, who had been due to fly to England with Kumuls teammate Wellington Albert on Thursday to join Super League club Widnes, passed away at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby at 2am on Tuesday after collapsing during a road run on Sunday.

Hunters players held a bedside vigil for the 23-year-old, who had asked to join the session with the Queensland Cup premiers at short notice.

Man’s death leads to Kaugere clash

The fight followed the discovery of a man’s body of mixed parentage of Bougainville and Baimuru, in Gulf Province, who was allegedly killed following a dispute.

According to police, the man was killed during a petty dispute around 10pm yesterday.

Senior Constable Alex Neve, from the Badili police station, told this newsroom that the incident occurred when the deceased, with a group of men from Kaugere, were consuming illicit spirit at the Foursquare Church area.

During that time, they were attacked by men from Goilala who live in the nearby settlement at Gabutu.

Wife allegedly wounds, kills husband: Police

The incident took place on November 2nd at about 10.30am at Munumb Village, Banz in Jiwaka Province.

According to police reports, the deceased, going by the name of Tonny Dua, was seriously wounded by his wife with a bush knife.

The victim was rushed to the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital but died later.

The suspect was apprehended and detained the same day.

Police say she will be arrested and charged formally.

 Investigations are still ongoing. 

Lawes hanging: Blood clot found in back of woman’s head

This recent discovery was made during a post mortem carried out on Thursday, 02nd of November, at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Police homicide say this may now prove to be a lead into their suspicions regarding the death of the woman, whose body was found suspended from a ceiling at Lawes Road in the early hours of Saturday, Oct 28.

Suspects in woman’s hanging apprehended

Port Moresby police detained four suspects, who are now at the Waigani police station. 

The woman was found early Saturday morning (Oct 28) in what the homicide describes as a very suspicious death.

The four suspects were rounded up and will now hand in their statements at the Waigani police station.

Homicide says after the suspects’ statements, the body of the woman will undergo a post mortem.

Meantime, the main suspect in the death of another woman, on the 25th of October, has been arrested and charged for wilful murder.

New evidence in ‘Armani club murder’

The man’s body was found during the early hours of Saturday at the Armani Club in Port Moresby.

The deceased was from Ialibu-Pangia. His body was found after a night out at the club on Friday.

Police homicide was at the crime scene on Thursday morning and found new evidence in the form of a blood-stained brown t-shirt.

Final farewell for late journalist

The funeral service of the late business editor of Post-Courier will be held at the Sione Kami Memorial Church, starting at 9:30am today. Her casket will then be brought to the Post-Courier HQ at Konedobu for the staff of PC to bid their farewell.

After Konedobu, she will overnight at Kaubebe, Boroko (PC compound opposite Aku Lodge).

She will then be buried at the Nine-Mile cemetery, outside Port Moresby, the next day.

The sudden passing of the veteran journalist has shocked colleagues in the media industry.

Juffa calls for investigation into porter’s death

Juffa said he had already written to Police Commissioner Gari Baki to investigate the death of one Winterford Tauno along the Kokoda Track.

He demanded to know if the killing was manslaughter and charges should be brought against the Australian tour operator.

“I have received a number of recent reports that some Australian tour operators have been overloading their porters to keep costs down,” said the governor.

Tauno, who hailed from Buna, died on the second day of a trek organised by an Australian tour company, Getaway Trekking.