Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Call for justice following young intellects murder

The incident that took place during the early hours of Monday the 17th of September was allegedly the result of a drunken brawl.

The victim, 26 year old, Cassidy Kausik was the second among two reported deaths that occurred following the Independence celebrations.

Kausik recently graduated with a masters in Forestry, and was employed with the Forestry department – sadly in just two weeks he would have been flying to the UK to study for his PHD.

​3 arrested for robbing photographer

The camera was worth more than K4000.

The victim was robbed on Tuesday afternoon when he was walking along the 7th St way.

China Town Police conducted foot patrol through the settlement and apprehended the three suspects and recovered the expensive piece of item.

The three are familiar faces who frequent town and bus stop, conducting illegal activities.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, thanked the China Town Police and the public for their support in apprehending the men.

​2 dead, woman hospitalised after independence celebrations

Lae metropolitan superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr says the first murder occurred at the back road of new block while the other death was caused after a drunken brawl at the bowling club carpark, where his body was found in a nearby drain.

The woman was allegedly raped when relatives of the first victim retaliated, kidnapping her and another male, who were later found by police.

Both incidents occurred between 3 to 4am Sunday.

Lae police back fight against domestic violence

“I was elected the chairman of the Morobe Family Sexual Violence Action Committee last Wednesday,” says the Lae metropolitan superintendent.

“I take this as an honour to work alongside other stakeholders in this field. The stakeholders comprise of Government, NGOs and faith-based organisations.

“I am honoured to chair this committee and will make use of all the very experienced stakeholders to pave the way forward to fight gender-based violence and child abuse.”

Suspects caught after armed robbery today

Prior to the robbery, about eight suspects held up a vehicle and its occupants, tying their hands and legs and dumping them at a secluded spot at Butibum village.

They then went to Eriku where they held up the workers and security guards at 1.10pm.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “Takings from the bottle shop was removed as well as the cash register.

“The suspects were armed with two factory made guns, homemade guns and knives.

Police boss issues warning to students

This is the warning from the Lae police boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, following the recent school fight between Lae and Bugandi secondary.

“My warning to the students is, if you take the streets again to start up any more of this nonsense, you will end up behind bars,” he says.

“Police have given enough opportunities for you to change and stop this.

“You don't understand that your actions could have led to damage to many properties, looting of shops, damage to vehicles of the travelling public, serious injuries and even death.

New trend of robbery puts Lae police on alert

On Thursday at about 9:30am more than 10 men, some dressed in various school uniforms entered the Able computing store with the intention to rob the shop.

The unsuspecting staff and security guards, deceived by the uniforms, didn’t think it was a robbery until the men held them up using guns and machetes.

Within ten minutes, the shop was looted; laptops, mobile phones and other products on display were taken while one of the security guards was slashed badly.

Lae steps up policing

This is according to the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Anthony Wagambie Junior.

Wagambie Jnr says the Police Emergency number, since being introduced in Lae, has been working very well.

However, he said he has been getting feedback from members of the community that there still needs to be more advertising of the number so that more people can take note of it.

Police boss commends city for peaceful elections

Wagambie commended the scrutineers, who have been the eyes and ears for candidates, and further extended his gratitude to the provincial election manager for his guidance and foresight.

He acknowledged the leadership of the returning officers and assistant returning officers.

“With their wealth of experience, they led this event well and all the presiding officers and those who took part as volunteers in the polling and counting have done well,” he stated.

Better policing for Lae residents

Manpower was stretched during the election period, which has affected general policing but now that it’s over, the normal swing of duties will resume.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says Police Station Commanders and Unit Commanders have been directed to step up on proactive policing.

This will include: Stepping up of footbeat patrols, not only at shopping centres and bus stops, but also residential areas and settlements; Advertising of their toll free emergency telephone number; and utilising the FB page so that the public can access information.