Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Successful NCD-Central festive operations

He commended the leaders of all levels within Central Province, including village chiefs, elders and law and order committees, for ensuring there was control in their communities.

“I thank all the people of Central who adhered to the rule of law to ensure we celebrated a peaceful Christmas and transition into New Year 2021,” stated Wagambie Jnr.

For the nation’s capital, the commander said residents generally behaved well except for some locations where youths took to the streets to burn old tyres, throw debris onto the road and stone vehicles.

Police advised against taking orders from civilians

NCD-Central Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, reminded members in his command that they have work to do.

“Crime never ends,” he stated.

“The political situation comes at the normal end of grace period of the office of PM.

“For police, we have no grace period. Our work to protect citizens continues.

“Chain of command of the Constabulary has not changed. Command structure remains in place.”

Wagambie Jnr outlined that the current political situation has turned members of the force against each other.

Commander stresses on ethical conduct

Starting at Gerehu and then on to the Waigani Police Station, the commander was not only there to inspect the facilities; he was also there to stress on ethical conduct.

“It is important that we improve in our conduct towards the public and that we must always remember our Police Code of Ethics,” Wagambie Jnr told his subordinates.

“The Code of Ethics guides us to do what is both morally and ethically right, as members of the Constabulary. More than half our problems and allegations against police stem from police misbehaviour.

Police officers suspended following alleged killing

Commander of NCD/Central, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, gave this update following a protest by relatives in front of the Boroko Police Station on Wednesday, November 11th.

Wagambie Jnr, in a statement, said the situation stemmed from an incident on Tuesday, November 10th.

“From Police reports, a patrol unit had spotted an overloaded 25-seater PMV along Nine-Mile,” he stated. “The unit had tried to stop the PMV, however the driver refused to stop and was chased by the Police Unit to the back of ATS and Malolo Estate.

A sad day for late police officer's family: Commander

“Late Senior Inspector Andrew Tovere was the Superintendent Operations for NCD Policing Zone 3 when he was tragically attacked and killed,” said NCD/Central Divisional Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“Late Senior Inspector Tovere succumbed to injuries sustained in a brutal attack and passed away yesterday afternoon. 

“He was killed after a confrontation with off duty soldiers who were under the influence of alcohol.

“Late Tovere and his team went to the ATS Community Police post when the incident happened.

RPNGC investigates claims against officers during SOE

When giving an update of the NCD/Central state of emergency (SOE) operations, Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr said allegations have been raised against certain members of the Constabulary for extortion and unethical conduct during the SOE period.

Marked improvement after sector patrol trial: Commander

In a statement, acting Assistant Commissioner of Police and Divisional Commander NCD-Central, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “We have seen a remarkable improvement in frontline policing, especially with regard to teamwork and coordination involving the support of our K9 Units and Mobile Squads. This has eased the burden on our suburban police stations, enabling them to attend to complaints at the counter.

“We also have the three NCD Zone Commanders and their Station Commanders planning and executing mini operations within their areas of operations.

Probe underway on alleged escape of robbery suspect

Several armed criminals stormed into the mini mart on Thursday between 11am and 12pm, where they allegedly stabbed a Bangladeshi in the neck. According to police reports, the Asian man succumbed to his injuries after he was rushed to a private hospital.

Guards manning the premises retaliated after the stabbing incident and managed to apprehend two of the suspects.

Here to serve, force reminded

This was the reminder issued to all police personnel by acting NCD-Central Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“There been so much mud-slinging at Police in recent times,” he stated.

“I want to remind all members of the Constabulary that we are members of a Royal institution.

“We have sworn an oath to protect and preserve justice for our people.

Rising alcohol-induced violence prompts police ops

NCD-Central Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said some parts of the nation’s capital have recently experienced ongoing fighting and drunken brawls, prompting police to intervene to quell the situation.

While appealing to city residents to drink and behave responsibly, the Commander said over the past three weeks, a number of fights were reported in the ATS settlement, Two-Mile Hill, June Valley and Nine-Mile, but quick police action prevented these fights from escalating.