Armed men attack Sabama family

A 67-year-old woman and her family were left shocked after a group of bush knife wielding men terrorised them into vacating the home they have lived in for 37 years at Sabama, NCD.

Aora Avee and her family were forced by a group men, numbering 20, to vacate the home after the group claimed they had the title to the home, which is a National Housing Corporation property.

Quick intervention by Police from Badili saw the arrest of 13 perpetrators and stopped any further destruction.

Avee said in all her life, she had never experienced something so terrifying, when the armed men broke down the gate and began to destroy property and chase them out.

Moresby South MP and Minister for APEC and Lands, Justin Tkatchenko, was furious about how the family was treated and did not mince his words, labeling the group as ‘animals’.

Meanwhile, the 13 perpetrators caught have been charged and will be awaiting committal court appearance.

(Aora Avee, in purple, with Lands Minister Justin Tkatchenko and Bill Wariki – Badili Police Station Commander)

Cedric Patjole