This was a combined effort between the Lae police Intelligence Officers and the Sector Response Unit members.
The suspect was apprehended after Police Intel officers gathered information of his whereabouts and location and a raid was later conducted at 4.30am this morning at Ass Mambu back road, Lae.
Detained along with the suspect was a married couple found to be harboring him
They were also taken into custody.
According to Lae police reports, the suspect has been committing crime along the back road area and threatening witnesses to the crime.
He was interrogated at the Police station and admitted to Police that he was involved in the murder adding that he was the one who had pulled the trigger.
“He later led Police to location where he stashed away the murder weapon in a bag. The bag with weapon in it was recovered by Police at around 2pm today,” says Lae Police Boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.
The weapon has been handed over to CID Homicide Squad members who will arrange for ballistic tests to be carried out.
Wagambie said he is very impressed with the work carried out by his members.
“Very good information gathering and raid conducted,” he said.