Man stabs son over packet of cigarettes

A 45 year old man stabbed his 18 year old son after they fought over the son stealing a packet of cigarettes from the father’s bag.

The suspect,  from Ihu in the Gulf Province, bashed the son who retaliated and took out a knife which angered his father who managed to wrestle the knife from the son but stabbed him in the process.

The man will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is due to appear in court next week.

The victim, according to police reports,  was stabbed twice in the chest and has since received treatment from the hospital.

Meantime, police in Kerema are also cracking down on drunken drivers by holding random vehicle check-ups which has seen the streets very quiet with many people choosing to drink at home.

Julianna Waeda