Killing

Judge suggests law against polygamous marriage

This was echoed in the Waigani National Court by a judge who sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison for killing another woman who was also married to her husband.

On June 4th, 2016, Engan woman Serah James killed one of her husband’s wives at the Erima Wildlife, in Port Moresby.

Prosecution asked for a sentence term of between 25-30 years in jail for the offence, but the court sentenced James to 15 years in jail yesterday, for taking another person’s wife.

Kokopo cops found guilty

The policemen received a tip off of marijuana being cultivated at the deceased, Wesley Kenny’s block.

During the search, the deceased was severely beaten up by the officers. As a result, he sustained life threatening injuries which subsequently led to his death.

Joe Ngotngot, Eric John, Jack Bemau and David Haro pleaded not guilty when their case went for trial before Acting Judge David Susame.

They denied assaulting the deceased and inflicting injuries on him.

Evidence from prosecution did not prove a wilful murder case but that of manslaughter.

Kikori community hosts blood ritual

The traditional ritual is performed when a relative dies.

The ceremony was held at the right wing of the Koki Fish Market.

The family is mourning the loss of two brothers; one killed in cold blooded murder and the other in prison for the death of his brother.

One of the elders explained to the public and the Moresby South MP, Justin Tkatchenko, who was there to witness the ceremony, that the “blood ceremony” is to wash away the deceased’s blood that had spilled on the murder site. 

Madang Governor’s son killed

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Ben Neneo, confirmed the killing is yet to get a full report on the incident.

PPC Neneo further said police are yet to establish the motive behind the incident.

Meantime, the father of the deceased, Governor Peter Yama, has condemned the killing of his son.

He said the manner in which his son was killed was gruesome and he believed it was meant for him.

He added that his son, who was mentally unstable, did not deserve to be killed in such a manner.

3 dead, officer injured in Madang confrontation

This newsroom contacted the Member for Madang, Bryan Kramer, this morning whilst he was waiting for the next flight to Madang.

He said he has received reports that the situation is very tense at the moment.

Four mobile squad units have been deployed from Lae and are currently on ground to contain the situation. This was also confirmed by the Lae metropolitan superintendent, Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

Suspect in Asian’s shooting killed by guards: Police

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Perou N’Dranou, said: “One of the suspects that was involved in the shooting was shot dead by security during the armed holdup that went wrong at the Five-Mile service station last Saturday.”

N’Dranou said he received a brief from his investigators fitting the description of the suspect.

The man was allegedly involved in the armed robbery and shooting of a Malaysian man outside Fortune Club earlier this month.

Man speared over betelnut theft claims

Police say the Manus man was killed after he was speared in his left chest.

The killing took place last Friday at Bundrahei village, Pobuma LLG, in the south coast of Manus.

The deceased, Allan Damien, was from Likum village, also in the same LLG.

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, says his officers were deployed to monitor the area due to the tense situation.

“The incident occurred over theft of betelnut in the betelnut block,” he says.

A suspect has been apprehended and is in custody pending further investigation.

Local killed, polling deferred

On Tuesday, June 27, a 40-year-old man from Marmar village died from wounds sustained during an election-related clash.

Provincial police commander (PPC), Joseph Tabali, told Loop PNG that the fight started on June 22, a day before the campaign period was to end.

“After campaigning, the deceased, Beringson Paul, and his team convoyed back to Marmar village, sometime between 8 and 9pm,” says Tabali.

“There they started preparing rations for the final day of campaigning, June 23.”

​He gave thumbs up after brutal killing: Court

Justice Panuel Mogish found Gibbson Maraen guilty for brutally chopping Wari Kuni on his face and head on 10 December 2015, which resulted in his death.

The two were among a group of men who consumed alcohol that day when a fight broke out at 3pm. He went home soon after.

At around 6pm, he left the house and attacked Kuni with an axe. The deceased tried to tackle Maraen but slipped and fell in the process.

Maraen swung the axe at the deceased, cutting him on the right side of his face, right side ear and the left side of his face on the fourth occasion.

Man sentenced 25 years for killing wife

Jeffery Saa was sentenced by the Waigani National Court on Monday after he stabbed his wife in full view of the public on 14 March 2014 at Waikele market, Gerehu Stage 6 following an argument.

The deceased was selling betel nut at the market when she was approached by her husband who was armed with a knife.

Saa stabbed his wife in the back with a knife which penetrated through her chest wall piercing her heart which indicated that a substantial amount of force was exerted to inflict such wound.