Senior officer dispatched to probe assault on businessman

PNGDF Commander Gilbert Toropo confirmed this with Loop PNG this morning.

Toropo said he had just received the report this morning regarding the assault from senior people in Madang.

He said such behaviour from the PNGDF Navy is unaccepted and those involved will be dealt with.

He added that his directives are clear and that those involved and caused bodily harm to the businessman will be discharged from the force.

Singirok condemns PNGDF Navy officers’ actions

Singirok described the actions by the PNGDF Navy officers as shameful and coward in nature.

The prominent businessman Sai Bodo and his family were assaulted by the soldiers on their way home on Saturday night.

He said the brutal assault on a long time resident of Madang by men in white uniform brings more light to the inner rot and indiscipline in the ranks of the PNGDF.

Shoplifter takes Chinese man to court

 From mainland China, Hense Wu appeared in court before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar who read and explained his charges to him before the court.

Police allege he beat up a national male, Michael Peter Mell on Sept 26 at the Elisio Wholesale at Gordon after Mell stole from his shop.

Wu however said through a statement in court that the man he was alleged to have beaten up had previously stolen from Elisio four times adding it was not him but the public who beat Mell up.

Court fines Yule Island man K150 for assault

 Ernest Haurama, 31-years of age, appeared before Magistrate Mariestella Painap today where he pleaded guilty to swearing at his former partner and assaulting her.

The court was told that the incident took place at Tokarara where he used vulgar language against the woman and her family.

Haurama admitted to the facts stated in the police documents before court but said he was provoked by the complainant, adding he also received his share of harassment by the woman’s family members.

Ex-NRL player Anthony Watts charged after alleged attack at wedding

Police alleged the former North Queensland Cowboys and Sydney Roosters player assaulted a 28-year-old man after an argument broke out on a Mudgeeraba street about 8:00pm.

The alleged victim was treated at Robina Hospital for minor injuries.

Watts, who is 29 and from NSW, is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court later today on one count of assault occasioning bodily harm.


Man arrested for assault

The man was arrested by police after he was reported by his mother for beating his younger sister on Thursday night.

The 16 year old girl sustained a broken left arm and a dislocated shoulder from the beating.

Police said the man beat his sister because she refused to give him money for alcohol.

The incident took place at their 3 mile house in Port Moresby.

The man is now in custody and will be facing charges of assault and using  threatening and intimidating words.


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Kokoda attack: Police now questioning aspects of claims by two tourists

Police in Papua New Guinea say doubts have been raised about the claims of a British man and American woman who were attacked on the Kokoda Track last week.


Women in cell for assault

Homebrew drunk arrested for assault

The man, from the Goilala district, was drunk and wanted to bash his wife who was going to the Yakapilin second hand market with her sister when he tracked her down from their Gerehu home and confronted her.

Police report that the man was heavily under the influence of home brew alcohol when he punched his wife. He was subdued by a group of men who were standing at the bus stop area.

The 29 year old man was angry with his 26 year old wife after he suspected that she was cheating on him with a co-worker.

Indictment shows details of Arizona guard's alleged assault

The indictment against inmate Fernandes Masters alleges he kissed and fondled the guard's breasts and tried to have intercourse with her.

Prison officials have said co-workers rescued the officer after she called for help. Officials have provided no further details of the April 13 attack.