Look after our girls, Manus PPC appeals to parents

Acting Manus provincial police commander, senior inspector David Yapu is once again appealing to parents of young girls in the province to take care of them.

This follows another arrest of a refugee today over allegations of sexual assault.

PPC Yapu called on parents not to allow their daughters to come into town and be lured by refugee for money and other items.

He issued the call today after 28 year-old Muhammad Hussain of Pakistan was formally arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl on Friday, March 3 at the Kohai Lodge, at Ward 2 in Lorengau town.

Yapu said the victim is only 10 yrs old what the refugee has done to her is unrespectable and a disgrace to the community and society.

“Those foreigners must respect our locals and the law of our country, PNG and wait patiently for their resettlement by PNG and Australia Governments.”

Yapu said his officers will not hesitate to deal with foreigners who come into conflict with PNG Laws.

This is the second arrest over such incidents in Manus involving those at the Manus Regional Processing centre.

The other, 31-year-old Asylum Seeker, Rajeev Rajendran’s case is pending in the Lorengau Committal Court. He allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old in January 17.

(Loop PNG file picture of PPC Yapu.)

Sally Pokiton