ENB man charged with bribery

Police have recently arrested and charged an East New Britain man with bribery during polling at the Duke of York Islands, Kokopo Open electorate.

Provincial police commander, Joseph Tabali, told Loop PNG that the local was caught bribing residents to vote for his candidate.

“The culprit was escorted to the mainland Kokopo Police Station on Sunday with ballot boxes,” says the PPC.

“This was a first-of-its-kind incident for the province.”

Apart from the arrest, no major happenings have been reported.

Meanwhile, Tabali says polling ended on Saturday (July 1) for the Gazelle and Rabaul electorates, while Kokopo and Pomio on Monday.

“Counting for the province will start after lunch on Sunday, July 9,” reveals the PPC.



Carmella Gware