​Doctor’s car ransacked at police station

Not only was Dr Newman Berry assaulted but his car, which was unlawfully detained at the Waigani Police Station, was ransacked as well.

Dr Berry, a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) attached to the Port Moresby General Hospital Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services, was attacked by drunken policemen on Wednesday, May 31, without any form of reasoning.

Last Friday (June 9), with the assistance of Internal Police Affairs, he went to the Waigani station only to find his car in a disappointing state.

“We found out that my car battery, some tools, back seat cover, which was new, were stolen, as well as the safety sticker was ripped off,” Dr Berry told Loop PNG.

“I will ask the Police Internal Affairs to investigate this action. It is criminal in nature!”

Fortunately, the doctor was able to move his car from the station after putting in an old battery.

“The Internal Affairs Police officer was a witness to all these damages. The Waigani Police Station commander is also aware of this,” said the frustrated 28-year-old Engan doctor.

“My car was unlawfully detained between 31/05/17 and 9/06/17.”

Meanwhile, NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG that three officers are being questioned over the brutal beating of Dr Berry.

“They will be charged accordingly,” he said.

Investigation into the case still continues.

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