Damaru says to ‘fight for Papua New Guinea’

"I am a Papua New Guinean and will fight for Papua New Guinea."

Those were the words of Matthew Damaru, the head of the country's anti-corruption office.

Damaru was a relieved man after the Court decision yesterday, restraining his suspension as the boss of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate.

Damaru was given his suspension notice last Saturday at his Bomana home, outside Port Moresby, by three squad cars.

But in a turn of events, Police Commissioner Gari Baki, in a media briefing around 7.30pm on Monday, suspended the operation of the police anti-corruption office indefinitely.

With the decision, Damaru and his men will report directly to assistant police commissioner crimes Victor Isouve.

Charles Yapumi