Royal PNG Constabulary

Soldiers rampaged through detention centre: Police

In a statement, the Royal PNG Constabulary said soldiers fired several shots into the air and indiscriminately assaulted policemen, PNG Immigration officers, other service providers and asylum seekers.

The incident occurred on Friday, April 14, at about 6.30pm at the Manus Regional Processing Centre.

Manus provincial police commander, Senior Inspector David Lapu, said a group of drunken soldiers, in retaliation for one of their colleagues, who was allegedly assaulted by an asylum seeker, entered the centre, shouting and throwing objects at the asylum seekers.

New vehicles for Bulolo police

In a low key ceremony at Mumeng government station yesterday (April 15), the vehicles and the houses were given to the police by the local MP and Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil.

The Toyota Land Cruiser utes were for Bulolo, Wau and Mumeng.

When handing over the vehicles, Basil said presentation had been delayed as there weren’t enough funds to purchase them.

New police station for Wapenamanda

The police station and vehicle were from the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) funds.

Commissioner Baki, Foreign Affairs Minister and local MP, Rimbink Pato, Assistant Commissioner of Police for logistic Tony Duwang and the Provincial Police Commander George Kakas, were in Wapenamanda to officially receive the new infrastructure and vehicle.

Two new police stations are still under construction in the Lower Lai and Tsak valley. Both buildings are expected to be completed before the end of June.

Baki promotes senior constables

The Commissioner of Police has recognised and praised the efforts of his officers who commit their time in the communities.

Gari Baki said such officers should be given credit where it's due.

The Commissioner was in the Huon Gulf Electorate in Morobe Province over the weekend.

Morobe Patrol Post rural police station Commander James Maiwan was promoted to Sergeant and OIC Trans National Crimes Manu Pulei was elevated to Senior Sergeant.

Both members served more than 20 years within the Constabulary and had been recommended for field promotion.

Three new vehicles, two houses for police

These items were given to police for a partnership program between the community and police to work hand in hand for a better community.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Peter Guinness, said he was overwhelmed when he saw the benefits of the DSIP.

He said if all elected leaders did the same in supporting the work of police, they would see a peaceful and harmonious community.

Guinness was given one of these vehicles, the other one was given to Zifasing police at 41-Mile, along  Okuk Highway, and Water Police picked up the other.

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Cult activities emerging in district: Councilor

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Another cult activity has emerged in the hinterland of Madang, this time in the Adelbert range in Sumkar district.

A thousand policemen & women to own homes

A thousand policemen & women to own homes

The development in Port Moresby comes under the country’s First Home Buyers Scheme, giving members of the police force the opportunity to obtain loans to purchase the homes.

The heads of agreement signed today included the National Housing Corporation, the Police Association, Millscope LLC, and the Bank of South Pacific.

New Bomana police homes vandalised

Most of the houses have had their doors broken into, windows smashed, wirings to the metre boxes removed, kitchen and laundry sinks removed as well as the toilet pots.

“Some houses also have graffiti all over the walls and power sockets damaged,” NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Benjamin Turi, told Loop PNG.

He believes this is a wasted investment which will only cost more to repair the damages.

Turi had spoken to the contractors about the holdup of the relocation but was told they were still awaiting Government response on their payments.

Police still investigating Erima murder case

The defendant, suspended police officer Steven Numbos of East Sepik Province, returned to the Waigani Committal Court today for a brief mention of his case.

His case was further adjourned to April 4 after police prosecution gave an update to the court on the progress of the case.

The 44-year-old was formally arrested and charged with wilful murder on Dec 30, 2016.

Police allege Numbos shot a man, known to the court as Ija Mulugu, using a high-powered rifle on July 22, 2016.

Central Court commences circuit

A parade by members of the Royal PNG Constabulary and the Correctional Service was held this morning to mark the commencement of the legal year opening for the province.

A dedication service was also held to commit the legal year to God.

Central Province administrative judge Panuel Mogish encouraged all in the province to work together to dispense justice in the rural areas and to make Central a model province in the delivery of justice.

He said working in partnership is the way forward.