Moresby North East A.R.O arrested for impersonation

The assistant returning officer for the Moresby North East Electorate was arrested and charged for impersonation this morning.

Moresby North East Returning Officer, Thomas Rango confirmed the arrest of his ARO Edward Peter which prompted a brief suspension of counting

Rango however assured supporters, scrutineers and the general public that counting progressed well and will commence again following today’s 64th count.

Moresby North East electorate counting will resume at 8am tomorrow, Monday 17th July.

Meantime, Rango says that the Peter was taken into police custody for wearing a police issued coat at the counting venue.

NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi confirmed the arrest saying that the Peter was charged for impersonating police and allowed on a K1000 bail.

Turi says that Peter will most likely appear in court this week.

Annette Kora