Provincial Police Commander Laimo Asi said the suspect, from Tapini, had escaped from police custody earlier this year for murdering his wife, and was hiding in the house.
“Just as well we conducted the unexpected raid and caught them off guard,” stated the PPC.
Police also arrested a man for possessing an unlicensed firearm.
They attained a search warrant to search the offender’s home and the firearm was confiscated.
Meanwhile, Asi said the election operations are progressing well and will continue into the polling period.