Hanuabada shooting: Another police weapon found

Port Moresby police have uncovered another police issue gun wanted in relation to the Hanuabada and Tatana shooting cases.

NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi tells PNG Loop that the gun was taken from a policeman who was part of the group of police that were on site at the time of the shooting incidents.

Turi says that the policeman, a constable based in Port Moresby, was brought in for a charge of unlawful use of a stolen vehicle but was asked to surrender his weapon to police as well.

Initially Turi says that the constable lied that he did not have his weapon  however on Wednesday after  further questioning by Mr Turi, he handed over the weapon which is now in police custody.

To date seven out of ten police weapons have been submitted while three are still yet to be accounted for in relation to the shooting case at Hanuabada and Tatana.

Julianna Waeda