2017 New Year rampage

PNGDF investigations into NY rampage underway

Two officers were already brought into the police station for questioning yesterday.

PNG Defence Force Chief of Staff, Colonel Ray Numa, says four other soldiers involved in the Boroko Police Station assault will be brought in for questioning as well.

Colonel Numa says as per the PNGDF Commander, they have initiated a proper investigation into each of the soldiers alleged to have been involved in the Boroko Police Station New Year’s assault.

Police yet to release charges on PNGDF soldiers

The officers were brought in for questioning at the Boroko Police Station at around midday today.

Amidst the waiting, while questioning was in progress, media personnel were told to move away from the police precinct by a senior member of the Crime Investigative Division (CID) who said that they did not want any media publicity and attention.

A few minutes later the officers were seen moving out of the police station and into a waiting PNGDF vehicle parked outside of the station.

PNGDF captain’s wife reveals story behind rampage

The wife of the PNG Defence Force captain, who was allegedly stopped at the police roadblock at New Year’s Eve, claims a group of police officers blocked them off and assaulted her husband.

The woman, who did not want to be named for security reasons, said there were four adults in the vehicle that night with an 11-month-old baby.

They had finished from a small celebration at the captain’s house and were on their way to drop off the other couple and their baby at Murray Barracks.

There was a slight drizzle when they drove out of the barracks.