Attempted murder

Fiji court finds man guilty of murdering 5 people

Mohammed Raheesh Isoof was convicted this afternoon after Justice Thushara Rajasinghe ruled that the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Isoof had killed the family of five in August 2019.

Isoof was charged with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The bodies of a 63-year-old carpenter, Nirmal Kumar, his 54-year-old wife, Usha Devi, their 34-year-old daughter, Nileshni Kajal and Kajal's two daughters aged 11 and 8 years were discovered in the Nausori Highlands about 28km out of Nadi.

Teen Charged With Attempted Murder

The five were involved in a fight in May over a damaged canoe at Keloti village, Timonai, Pobuma LLG.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the five suspects were armed with bush knives when they attacked a 47-year-old man.

While he was admitted at the hospital, the suspects burned his house down.

All from Keloti village, the suspects’ ages range between 16 and 25.

Five arrested for attempted murder

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a fight started on May 3rd between two parties over a damaged canoe at Keloti village, Timonai, Pobuma LLG.

During the confrontation, a 47-year-old man was stabbed with a bush knife and bayonet.

The victim suffered injuries on his right shoulder, abdomen and left leg, where he was rushed by boat to the Lorengau General Hospital.

PPC Yapu said while he was admitted at the hospital, the suspects burned his house down.

Engan charged with attempted murder

Court documents stated that at around 7pm on 24th of November 2019, Robert Peter from Maramun, in Enga Province, attempted to kill Bere Pale Yakop with a bush knife.

Peter was arrested and charged with one count of attempted murder under section 304(a) of the PNG criminal code act chapter 262.

The incident took place at Gordon’s market in NCD when the accused allegedly cut his victim’s left leg, and then his right leg.

Police alleged that Peter later tried to chop Yakop’s head off.

Engans charged with attempted murder

Twenty-three-year-old Jacob Peter from Wakumale village and 32-year-old Max Peter – both from Enga Province – were arrested and charged with attempted murder under s.304 of the Criminal Code Act.

According to Court documents, Ezekiel Toma had an argument and later on fought with both defendants, armed with a bush knife and iron rod. The fight broke out and included relatives of the victim.

Ragga Siai files complaint with police

Gelu, known as Ragga Siai to fans, confirmed this with Loop PNG today.

He said a complaint was laid at the Boroko Police Station, last Thursday, January 4th, as soon as he arrived in Port Moresby from Rabaul.

The complaint is based on cyberbullying and attempted murder, following the physical assault perpetrated on him by the lead singer of the Wild Pack band.

“Everything is now in the hands of the police. They will commence their investigation and charge accordingly,” he said.

Police still investigating attempted murder case

The incident took place at 9-Mile this morning near McGregor Police Barracks.

Police said the cause as to why this incident took place is yet to be developed as the victim has been brought to the hospital and is currently on life support.

CID Homicide had taken on the case and will be doing their normal investigations into the cause.

NCDC Superintendent for Operations Brian Kombe said the Tari man is currently on life support at the Port Moresby General Hospital