Kaupa’s supporters create mayhem at Six-Mile

Six-Mile market in the nation’s capital was turned into a fighting zone overnight following the declaration of the new member-elect, John Kaupa.

Excited but drunk supporters of the new Moresby North-East member-elect got themselves into a fight earlier today, disrupting traffic in the Six-Mile area.

NCD Superintendent for Operations, Fred Tundu, confirmed with Loop PNG that the fight erupted among Kaupa's supporters who got drunk in the early hours of the morning following the declaration.

Tundu also said most shops at Six-Mile, especially the line of stores past the Catholic Church, have closed their doors as some supporters had attempted to loot them.

A contingent of officers were sent in to break up the fight while another group was sent to tell shop owners to take note of the situation should it escalate any further.

The fighting has stopped for now but Tundu said police officers will be stationed there to monitor the situation.

The public is urged to be take extra precaution whilst travelling down the Six-Mile area.

Annette Kora