Police Minister on Macdonald’s alleged assault

Police Minister Jelta Wong has condemned the actions of an alleged police officer who attacked the PNG LNG Kumuls player, Nene Macdonald, at a night club in Port Moresby on Saturday.

He said the suspect will be dealt with accordingly after investigations.

Minister Wong said such violence against our rugby star is uncalled for.

He told this newsroom that the police will get to the bottom of this and the alleged police officer involved will be dealt with accordingly.

However, he is urging the Lamana duty manager to file a formal police complaint and give evidence so that the Police hierarchy can follow up.

“I feel for the rugby league star. No Papua New Guinean should be subject to such violence,” said the Minister.

“So we take all these incidents seriously and the person who is investigated will be dealt with correctly.”

It has been alleged that the Kumuls and Cowboys player, Nene Macdonald, was assaulted at Lamana Club after the Kumuls’ victory over the England Knights on November 3rd.

The PNGRFL is aware of the incident and had issued a statement calling for a thorough investigation by police.

(Police Minister Jelta Wong filepic)

Freddy Mou