Woman assaulted by senior Lae policeman

Their family has been having land issues with the family of the senior police officer in question, who is from Central Province but married to a Butibam woman.

While the matter is being dealt with at the village level, Raynald was allegedly unlawfully detained for over six hours on Sunday, July 16th, at the Top Town police holding cell.

“I wanted to get my bail receipt,” said Raynald. “He brought the police to my home at Buala, Butibam, on Sunday. I told them, I did nothing wrong. Our land mediation is still underway.

Man allegedly assaults pregnant partner

Joshua Zerio is charged under the Family Protection (Amendment) Act 2022, section 6A, ‘Aggravated domestic violence’, after he allegedly abused his 28-year-old partner for two weeks.

According to police, Zerio, who lives at Seventh Street in Lae, hit Dianny Lingnonge on the back with a “heavy stone” on April 10th.

On April 13th, at 7.30pm, after assaulting his partner at home, he made her get into the vehicle, promising to go to Nadzab.

“Instead, he drove around town and to Eagle St, towards Bumbu River,” where he threatened to drown her.

Restrained from assaulting partner

The Lae Committal Court was told that on the morning of Sunday, December 25th, 2022, the 32-year-old man repeatedly punched his partner of six years on the face, causing her eyes, nose and lips to bleed and swell.

The court was told the issue stemmed from an argument where the woman continuously questioned him over suspicions of infidelity.In anger, he assaulted her.

Police reported that the victim ran away to her parents’ house, then her brother’s, but he followed and continued assaulting her.

Elderly woman's assault case struck out

Alice Gepi from Tari-Pori electorate of Hela Province was charged for assault occasioning bodily harm, under s. 340 of the Criminal Code Act.

Police alleged that the defendant’s husband was in a fight with two complainants.

According to court documents, on the 28th of July, the complainants subsequently picked another fight when they arrived with three other relatives at the defendant’s house at Talai Settlement, Port Moresby.

Officer arrested for alleged assault on pregnant wife

The policeman, 36-year-old First Constable Evara Kivovia, allegedly went home drunk and assaulted his wife.

He also allegedly took out a pistol and discharged the weapon.

The matter was reported and the officer was disarmed and taken into custody.

He was arrested and charged at the Gordons Police Barracks on Thursday for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of firearm whilst drunk, discharging firearm and assault.

Kivovia of Ihu, Kikori, Gulf Province, is attached to the Waigani police station.


Assault by Chinese couple grabs Authority’s attention

35-year-old Shu Ding Wu and her husband, 36-year-old Ming Zheng, were both found guilty yesterday by the Lae District court, following an assault on Christmas Eve on a Lae-based journalist.

While many families were preparing for Christmas day with last minute shopping, three young children, including an 18-month-old, witnessed the insult and assault of their mother caught by a Chinese couple in Lae, simply for telling them to put out their cigarette in their retail shop, which was in the vicinity of the Kamkumung Mobil Service Station.

Madang Governor apologises to media personnel

This follows reports that media personnel were assaulted whilst trying to gather information during the eruption on the weekend.

A frustrated Madang Governor Peter Yama said media personnel were always on the frontline to get information and alert relevant authorities on situations, therefore they must be respected at all times.

He added that the incident involved a minority group from Baluai village and those involved will be dealt with accordingly.

“On behalf of my people of Madang, I am very sorry for what happened to the media personnel on Sunday.

Officers in 15yo’s assault to be suspended

West New Britain provincial police commander, John Midi, stated this in a media statement released by the RPNGC today.

PPC Midi said the incident happened three weeks ago, but he was made aware of it after amateur footage of the actual beating surfaced on social media.

The officers who beat the teenager at Bali Bridge in Kimbe are attached with the Airborne Tactical Unit based in Port Moresby.

They were part of a team of police personnel sent to Kimbe to assist local police deal with escalating law and order issues.

Female police officer brutally assaulted

29-year-old Josie Kikoli, who is attached with the downtown Port Moresby Family Sexual Violence Unit, was at the Morata police barracks after a night out with friends when her ex-partner and father of her 18-month-old daughter beat her up until she lost consciousness.

“I have always encouraged women who go through different kinds of violence to report these matters and I have worked on these cases so many times, but when it happened to me, I was lost,” Kikoli revealed.

“It was like a slap in the face.”

UN in PNG condemns violence against journalists

It is calling on authorities to undertake prompt and effective investigations into the matter.

“A free, uncensored and unhindered media is the cornerstone of a democratic society, and we stand against violence against the media, in any form,” said UN Resident Coordinator in PNG, Gianluca Rampolla.

“The media should be able to operate without fear or favour, and enjoy media freedom as a basic human right as enshrined in the Constitution of Papua New Guinea and the International Human Rights Conventions which PNG has ratified.”