Police boss Ben Turi says in the past weeks, there have been numerous reported deaths which were indirect results of the victims either being drunk and in the wrong place or being attacked by drunk suspects.
Turi is calling on Port Moresby residents to drink responsibly this election period. While there is nothing wrong in having a few drinks, people must know their limits and not get themselves into unnecessary risks.
“Law and order and safety must be the prerogative of everybody and not just the police,” Turi reiterates.
This election period, he says people must make good choices not just at the polling booth but also in the bar, clubs and their own homes, especially when it comes to dangerous personal habits such as drinking.
NCD police have to date maintained random roadblocks and vehicle checks to ensure that people are maintaining law and order during this campaign period in the nation’s capital.