Man charged over Enga mass killing

A man has been arrested and charged with wilful murder over the mass killing last month at Aiyaka in Laiagam, Enga Province.

Enga Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Joseph Tondop, said the 65 year old from Aiyaka village has appeared in court and is now in CS custody.

Yak Kegai, aged 65 of Aiyaka village in Laiagam district, was being charged with one count of wilful murder.

He appeared at the Wabag District Court last week where he was arraigned and is now remanded at Baisu Prison Camp, WHP, awaiting his next hearing when court resumes in January 2019.

He was allegedly involved in the Aiyaka Road ambush on 22nd November, 2018, which resulted in two deaths while many others have been hospitalised.

Meantime, PPC Tondop is calling on all involved in the mass killing of November to surrender to police.

In discouraging compensation payments, he also called on relatives of the victims to stop setting up roadblocks, as the road from Wabag to Porgera is a national highway.

(Chief Superintendent Joseph Tondop addressing locals)

Sally Pokiton