Serial prison escapee captured in Lae

Lae Police have arrested a serial prison escapee in the Morobe Provincial capital on Thursday.

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said, “at 6pm Police were able to apprehend a notorious criminal who had been on the run and had been committing serious crimes such as armed robberies and car thefts.

The prison escapee was captured at Papuan Compound area, with live ammunition in his possession.    

“(The suspect) had escaped from Buimo (Prison) three times, the latest being the mass break out last year.

“He has since been committing crimes with violence and has been a menace to the community.”

Wagambie Jnr said he was arrested after good police intelligence. 

“He will be charged for that, as well as escaping from custody and other crimes he has been suspected of committing. I hope this time he does not escape again,” the Lae Police boss said.


Charles Yapumi