Candidates in hacked FB messages: Report to police

The National Capital District candidates embroiled in the ‘hacked’ Facebook message logs have been urged to report to police.

The NCD regional candidates: Andy Bawa, Robert Agen and Noel Anjo Kolao, were allegedly planning to hijack the election process. Screenshots of their purportedly hacked chat log were recently uploaded on Facebook.   

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi, is now calling on them to voluntarily report to the Boroko Police Station or Assistant Commissioner of Police and head of the Crimes Directorate, Victor Isouve.

“We have taken the threats seriously and we will be asking these three gentlemen to come to our office for an explanation,” Turi tells Loop PNG.

He says search warrants will be obtained to search their accounts.

Furthermore, the metropolitan superintendent office received a complaint from NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Papua New Guinea telecommunications act, including the new cybercrime act, will be taken into consideration when dealing with this issue.

“Experts and ACP crimes Victor Isouve will be working on it,” Turi says.

(Some of the screenshots that were uploaded on FB)

Carmella Gware