Soldier arrested for allegedly stealing alcohol

Police in Manus have arrested and charged a PNG Defence Force soldier for allegedly breaking and entering and stealing a carton of beer worth K240.

This was after he reportedly broke into the Junior Sailors Club at the Lombrum Naval base.

The 26-year-old from Fatima, North Waghi, Jiwaka Province, remains in custody at the Lorengau police station.

Provincial Police Commander, chief inspector David Yapu, says the incident occurred on 14th September 2019.

The serving member at HMPNGS Tarangau Naval base at Lombrum was earlier charged by Police for the sexual touching of a minor and was committed to stand trial in the National Court.

He was out on court bail when he committed another serious offence. 

Sally Pokiton