Police ready to assist Ruth

​NCD police are ready to receive and assist Ruth Apinas, the mother of three who endured a horrific decade of violent abuse from her husband.

The Coordinator of the Family and sexual violence unit, Chief Inspector David Kila responded to LOOP PNG’s story at the weekend.

“If you have this abused wife’s contact numbers, please ask her to call me and we will take it from there,” Kila wrote on our shared story on Facebook.

Ruth told LOOP PNG how she lived through “hell” for ten years. In one instance a bottle was smashed on the back of her head and in a separate incident, a wine glassed was smashed in her face, just missing her eyes.

She told LOOP the abuses were reported 13 times with the Hohola and Boroko police stations, and nothing was done to end it.

A restraining order was also set aside allegedly by the family court in Port Moresby only two months after she obtained it.

She remains suspicious about the circumstances around the decision to lift the order.

Titi Gabi