Arrest

Former Madang PA arrested

Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector Ben Neneo confirmed his arrest to this newsroom today.

PPC Neneo said Aloi had been charged for dishonestly using the Madang Provincial Government funds for his personal use and official corruption.

He is currently out on a court bail of K4,000.

More updates to follow…

Motions in Koloma’s case adjourned

These include court orders issued last month to stay a warrant of arrest obtained against Koloma by police on allegations of official corruption.

His lawyer returned before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar today, where the motions were adjourned to May 29 on consent by parties.

The motions, which also include a contempt motion filed by Koloma, will be heard in court then.

A warrant of arrest was obtained by police for Koloma on April 13. He then took out a stay on his arrest on April 30.

Council distances itself from Schram’s arrest

Unitech reached an agreement with the former vice-chancellor following his judicial review proceedings, which were dismissed last month, to release Dr. Schram to leave the country with his final entitlements.

Since establishing this understanding, both parties have moved on.

Unitech understands that police are investigating a complaint lodged by the former council in 2012.

The university maintains its stance and clarified that it has nothing to do with these criminal investigations.

Foreigner arrested for allegedly attempting to bribe police

The suspect, namely Zhiyuan Cui, also known as Aaron, of Shandon Province, China, and managing director of A & D Consultancy Limited, allegedly offered K10,000 cash to the Officer in Charge of the Gordon’s Police Station minor crimes unit in the National Capital District, Senior Sergeant Apollos Terry.

Police alleged that the bribe was offered as an inducement for police to stop the ongoing investigation and to release confiscated documents and items back to Zhiyuan’s custody.

Pastor arrested for fraud

Pastor Michael Jack, aged 43 of Koma village in the Mt Hagen Central District, Western Highlands Province, was charged with one count of forgery and one count of uttering.

Pastor Michael Jack also used other names such as: Paulus Kei, John Jason Paraka and Jack Ruimb when dealing with different people. One of his identification documents shows he was of Afghanistan & PNG nationality. 

Man arrested, charged for social media abuse

The suspect, 25-year-old Livingstone Fontenu of Avani village, Henganofi, Eastern Highlands Province, was arrested and charged for spreading false and misleading information under section 11 of the Summary Offences Act Chapter 264.

Police are alleging Fontenu posted the comments on Facebook while referring to an election petition case now before the court between the Governor and Simon Sia, a candidate in the recent 2017 national general elections.

No one is above the law

This comes after the arrest of seven officers and an additional two who were arrested over the weekend.

The seven police personnel are now being processed for criminal negligence in a murder case that occurred three weeks ago while the other two have been arrested and charged.

One of the officers was arrested by the internal affairs unit for illegally using an impounded vehicle for two days while the other was arrested for assault in public.

Police officers arrested for criminal negligence

Police reported that the personnel had brought in a wounded suspect from Goilala, Central Province, who later died of loss of blood when he was rushed to the hospital.

The men will be appearing in court for mention tomorrow.

The officers were all attached with the Saraga police station at Six-Mile.

They have already been arrested and will go through administration procedures for further actions to be taken.

Fraud squad arrests Engan businessman

Yesterday, detectives from the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate (NFACD) arrested managing director for First National Real Estate Ltd, Martin Piason, aged 39 of Tsak village, Wapenamanda.

He was charged with one count of misappropriation of more than K1.3 million under the criminal code act and one count of money laundering under proceeds of crime act.

In a statement, fraud director Matthew Damaru said it is alleged K3 million was paid by the Ijivitari District Treasury to two companies for purported mobile health programs.

National statistician speaks on near arrest

Last week, police turned up in numbers at the NSO office at Waigani to carry out an arrest on Koloma.

However, they were unsuccessful as the national statistician had refused to come out of the building without proper procedure from the police’s end.

Among the allegations levelled against Koloma was the misappropriation of at least K250 million from the National Statistical Office.

“We are not saying we didn’t do anything wrong but process must be followed,” said Koloma in a press conference today.