18yo allegedly abducted in retaliation

An 18-year-old Goilala man has been missing since 6pm last night.

Dominic Cletus is alleged to have been abducted between Badili Catholic Church and ITI at Badili in Port Moresby.

His abduction is believed to be linked to a robbery yesterday evening at Koki.

According to father Cletus Gomiai, a PMV bus was held up by drunk youths at Koki earlier that afternoon.

In retaliation, he claims a group of Western Highlanders abducted the boy, as per witness reports.

When Loop PNG arrived on since, it has been roughly 18 hours since the alleged incident.

The father is appealing for the safe return of his son, as Dominic is mentally challenged.

"My son is innocent. The incident was caused by other youths. We know who they are. We have their names. Please return my son and we will help you apprehend those responsible," he said.

He said the bus key and K300 were retrieved and are in the hands of police.

Meanwhile, a report has been lodged at the Badili Police Station.

The family is appealing that in future, for matters like this, people should communicate with responsible community leaders and police, rather than taking matters into their own hands and creating new problems.

This morning, the community stopped the PMV buses at Koki from operating. But only for a few hours. The situation has returned to normal.

Loop PNG is yet to get comments from the Badili Police Station.

(Cletus Gomiai appealing for his son’s safe return) 

Gloria Bauai