NCD Metropolitan Superintendent

‘Police policing team’ in full swing

Eleven arrests have been made so far in the last two months by the team, made up of the Minor Crimes Unit based at the Gordon Police Station, Internal Affairs Directorate and Special Services Directorate.

The demand by NCD city residents for a stop to illegal activities by police officers has seen the establishment of a team of 35 officers to deal effectively with officers who violate discipline standards.

Policemen arrested for armed robbery, attempted murder

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said the pair identified as Constable Gabi Gal of Minj, Jiwaka Province, a male adult attached with Gerehu Police Station, and Constable Albert Robert, a male adult from Upper Mendi, attached to Boroko Police Station, were arrested and detained by members of the Gordon Minor Crimes Unit.

Chief Superintendent N’Dranou said Gal and Robert and a third policeman, who remains unidentified at this stage, allegedly used an unmarked vehicle to rob, assault and injure four civilians on April 19 this year.

Police boss calls on Koloma to surrender

Koloma is facing arrest by police on official corruption allegations.

He has been wanted by police for questioning since February over discrepancies of more than K24 million in the NSO accounts after the Department of Finance conducted an audit investigation in 2017.

Police obtained a warrant for his arrest on April 13, however it has not been effected on Koloma, after he obtained interim stay from the Waigani District Court and National courts respectively.

Police boss refutes claims of Schram’s arrest

The media was informed yesterday afternoon of the imminent arrest of the former University of Technology vice chancellor, which was supposedly going to happen today at 9am.

However, N’Dranou says he did not authorise any arrest.

“It is unfortunate that someone told you that Dr Schram has been or will be arrested,” said the NCD police boss.

“His case is still under investigation.

“It is yet to be completed before an arrest can be made so someone is jumping the gun here.

“I just spoke to the case officer and he still needs to follow certain processes.”

Kikoli update: Ex-partner will be disciplined, says N’Dranou

The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said the suspect, Clement Manguva, who is attached with the Dog Unit, will be dealt with administratively but only after he has gone through all legal proceedings in court.

Manguva was arraigned before the Committal Court over Kikoli’s brutal assault on March 3.

Suspect arrested in former Lands officer’s shooting

Daniel Katakumb, from East Sepik Province, was shot by criminals during a carjacking at Henao Drive.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said while there are 4 suspects, only one has been arrested and charged with wilful murder.

The Criminal Investigation Division is still working on the case.

Meanwhile, the crime rate in the nation’s capital has seen a relentless number of reports on armed holdups and stolen motor vehicles.

Illegal roadblock, police officers to be disciplined

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, had issued a directive against the unauthorised setting up of roadblocks. However, 7 police officers from Gerehu disobeyed the directive during the Easter long weekend.

“Members of the public complained to me saying ‘police got money from us but never gave us the receipt’.

“So we went there and caught them.”

Upon questioning, N’Dranou said they found out that the officers themselves had decided to set up the roadblock.

Officer should not have been released: Police

The officer, attached with the NCD Dog Unit, was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm under the Criminal Code Act of his ex-partner (Kikoli) but released on K500 bail last Wednesday.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said the cell officers were misinformed.

Slight increase in vehicle thefts: NCD police

The long Easter weekend saw only four major incidents taking place around the city.

This includes a case of wilful murder at Gordon, a murder case at Talai settlement, another case of break-and-enter and wilful murder at Gerehu and a shooting at the motel.

The cases are currently being investigated.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said as per the reports, suspects of the cases have been picked up and apprehended.

Steady crime rate in NCD: Police

“The crime rate has been steady,” says NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou.

Last week’s statistics saw five cases of break and enter, six cases of stolen motor vehicles, one case of armed robbery, two reported cases of fraud, one reported case of homicide and one reported case of sexual offence.

“The crime statistics indicate a steady rate in the criminal activities, which are currently being dealt with by the police officers.”