Perou N’Dranou

Marked increase in NCD police arrests

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, noted a 50 percent improvement since January this year.

“If there were 10 incidents reported in Boroko, we must have at least five or six arrests,” he stated.

N’Dranou said last week, NCD police made 78 arrests out of the 84 summary incidents that were reported. Summary offences are usually considered to be less serious offences, like road traffic offences, minor assaults or offensive behaviour. 

“That is beyond the pass mark of 50 percent,” he said.

Proposed incentive ‘a double-dipping exercise’

This follows NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou’s announcement, that officers will get monetary incentive for the number of monthly arrests this year.

In a statement, TIPNG says it is of the strong view that the police hierarchy need to focus on the real issues affecting the force rather than paying incentives to police officers in NCD for something they swore an oath to and are already being paid to do.

Baki disagrees with cash incentive proposal

Commissioner Baki made this comment following announcements made by the National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, of his intention to pay cash bonuses for prescribed number of arrests made by police men and women within his command.

Sexual assault of minors still a concern

The NCD metropolitan superintendent says plans are already in place for policing strategies for 2019.

Chief superintendent Perou N’Dranou says the Police Commissioner’s annual conference late last year has given them the mandate to enforce changes.

He highlighted that one of the concern areas for 2018 was the sexual assault of minors.

“We’ve been working on it,” he said. “We saw some improvements at the end of the year (2018) and we tend to work more on it.”

Tragic New Year deaths

The deaths, described by NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou as ‘criminal intent gone wrong’, occurred in the early hours of this morning.

Police received a call at around 2am regarding an alleged robbery by a group of over 10 men at a shop at Gordon’s market.

Chief Superintendent N’Dranou said it was “either a robbery or break-and-enter that went wrong.”

In the downpour, the men hastily escaped over the roof of a neighbouring shop called ‘Local Fastfood’ but unfortunately, one of their members’ midriff got lacerated in the process.

12yo in abuse case hidden, police issue appeal to mother

Police are concerned the woman is deliberately attempting to stall an investigation into the girl’s alleged abuse at the hands of a suspect who has a criminal past.

In a statement, Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said the man was arrested, “this time for abusing a minor inside his car along Toliman circuit, Gerehu”.

“The suspect in this case is Sailas Hombie, commonly known as ‘Alfie’, 43 years old of Kuimbuan, East Sepik Province.

‘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 warned of illegal activities

This warning comes after a probationary constable was arrested in March for official corruption in releasing suspects from Gordons police cells.

The cop identified as 27 year old, Jonathan Kari from Western Highlands was charged with official corruption after investigations found that he released the two suspects from the cells after they had given him money.

Meantime, on the 3rd of July he was found guilty and sentenced to four years hard labour in prison.