Peter Philips

Baki disappointed with drunken personnel

Speaking to this newsroom on Monday, Gari Baki said instructions have been issued to have the 37 pass outs locked up at the Gordon Police Station for charges to be laid.

The personnel were detained on March 17 at the police college after they were caught engaging in drunken initiation-like behaviour.

“I’ve also issued instructions that I want them to be suspended and they will be charged and disciplined. That’s the normal disciplinary process.”

N'Dranou hands over reins to Philips

In a handover ceremony earlier today at the Bomana Training College, now former training commandant, Perou N'Dranou, was given the honour to inspect the parade for the last time.

The parade did a slow march pass past the outgoing as well as the incoming commandants, witnessed by senior police officials of the police hierarchy as well as family members.

The handover-takeover comes after the call by the commissioner for police for changes in some of the senior positions in the Royal PNG Constabulary hierarchy.

Wewak police still pursuing Boram escapees

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander Peter Philips says that 29 inmates broke out using a pair of pliers to cut through the fence to escape.

They were later sighted by some of the officer when the prison alarm went off.

PPC Philips says out of the 29, 10 were recaptured and the two that died are in the General Hospital in Wewak while the rest are still at large.

Police are working together with the CS to recapture these inmates.