Two out of seven escapees recaptured

Two of the prisoners who had escaped in a vehicle that was transporting them to the Kerevat Jail in East New Britain Province last month have been recaptured.

Steven Rerem from Bitapabeke Ward and Michael Ganabun from the Kokopo district of ENB were two of seven hardcore suspects who broke out of the police vehicle while it was making its way to the jail after a day at the Kokopo Court House.

Rerem and Ganabun have returned to prison and are in police custody for robbery and attempted murder charges, whereas the rest are still at large.

ENB provincial police commander Chief Inspector Peter Kusup said Police Task Force members recaptured the suspect at his home village recently.

PPC Kusup has appealed to community leaders as well as relatives and parents of the suspects to assist and help police apprehend these dangerous criminals as they may cause trouble in the communities.

People who are harbouring these escapees will be held responsible for obstructing police from doing their duties, said the PPC.

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Annette Kora