Police

NCD Police refresher for members

Fourteen officers recently received certificates for undergoing the two-day course.

The refresher training for supervisors’ roles and responsibilities was the first but certainly not the last for this year.

Supported by Bel Isi PNG, the program started on Thursday, the 6th of June, and ended with the certification of police officers the next day.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, told the 14 senior constables and sergeants that the Royal PNG Constabulary depends on supervisors like them.

State of Origin-related death: NCD police

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, questioned why Papua New Guineans would put their own lives on the line for an event that they would gain nothing from.

Police in the nation’s capital have reported two major incidents related to the State of Origin (SOO) match on the 5th of June.

Both incidents occurred in the early hours of Thursday. The first one was a confirmed homicide case at Vadavada following a drunken brawl amongst SOO supporters at 2am.

“Deceased was from Chuave, Simbu, while the suspect was from Goilala,” said N’Dranou.

Attempted suicides concerning

There have been reported cases of attempted suicide and self-harming by refugees in Manus over the past years due to mental depression.

Last month alone saw four cases of attempted suicide among refugees housed at the East Lorengau Transit Centre in Manus.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, is raising concerns on the incidents.

He said between 25th May and 31st May, three refugees attempted suicide while one tried to set his accommodation on fire.

Church elder arrested

The 56-year-old church elder from one of the mainline churches is alleged to have ‘sexually touched’ a 12-year-old victim on two occasions.

The man from the Balopa LLG allegedly sexually touched the minor in February 2014 and in April 18 this year.

PPC Manus Chief Inspector David Yapu said such an incident involving a church elder is immoral and against church values, bringing a bad image to the church.

YFIG says Police statement untrue

On 13 May 2019, Police, Drug and Vice Squad confiscated one 40 foot and one 20 foot container of fake cigarettes.

In a statement the management said in discussing the contents of the containers in the media, the police “irresponsibly stated that Kennedy Estate YFIG was involved in the fake cigarettes which they busted in January 2019”.

“It is unfortunate our corporate name YFIG has been mentioned by the Police, Drug and Vice Squad and we are seeking legal advice on the possible defamation of our corporate name and reputation,” it said.

Family demands explanation from police

The 17-year-old from Eastern Highlands Province was among curious onlookers who turned up at Boroko, seeking answers to rumours of abduction and kidnapping in the city, when he met his fate.

His sister, who was with him at Boroko, said he was rushed to the Port Moresby General Hospital 20-30 minutes after he was shot.

A source from the hospital who attended to the deceased reliably told this newsroom that the bullet entered the back of his skull and was lodged above his ear.

Residents urged to be vigilant

Commander NCD/Central Assistant Commissioner Donald Yamasombi said the reports, including that of a young girl who reportedly freed herself after being abducted at Four-Mile, were not registered with police so cannot be confirmed.

“This particular case was not formally reported and registered with police but we are not taking this matter lightly and doing everything within our means to investigate and take appropriate police action,” ACP Yamasombi said.

Fighting will not solve anything: Wagambie Jnr

This was the message from the Lae metropolitan superintendent to the residents of Busurum compound.

Confrontations at the Busurum Compound claimed the lives of two young East Sepik men on separate occasions.

A youth was killed last week following disagreements over ownership of a small crocodile.

Lae police report that when the two involved parties met on Sunday at Busurum compound to sort out repatriation and funeral expenses, another fight broke out, which resulted in the death of the second youth.

Suspect caught attempting to hijack vehicles

At about 8.30am, a member of public called the Police Toll Free number, reporting an individual who was armed and attempting to hijack vehicles.

The Police Operations room got a description of the armed offender with his exact location, then sent the message by police radio.

It was reported that the suspect was located somewhere past the second seven dump, towards Bumayong.

Special Response Unit 104, who cover this area, were close by and promptly responded.

The suspect, in the process of capture, was wounded in the foot and apprehended.

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Chronic disease in Enga: Police

He said the style of revenge killing was practiced in the past and does not reflect changes that are happening now in the Criminal Justice System in PNG.

Enga’s Police boss made this remark when addressing tribal leaders from Winikos village in Kombiam, after a man from the Pinai tribe was shot dead, allegedly by Wangin tribe members, on March 11.

Three teenage boys were also allegedly shot by the same tribe after the initial shooting.