Buimo Jail breakout

Buimo breakout very unfortunate, says Baki

This was the comment from Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki in a media conference this morning at the Police headquarters.

Baki states that in his view of what had happened, there is always reaction to what has happened in the jails.

He adds that it’s time we give considerations to the structure that is supporting our jails.

There may be other contributing factors however, Baki said he did not want to talk about how the Correctional Service has managed its affairs.

Angau put under strict curfew after breakout

This is because of the escapees that were gunned down by police and CS officers and are still recovering in the hospital.

Angau Memorial Hospital CEO Dr Christopher Kenyhercz issued the ban following talks with police hierarchy and the Correctional Service Commander of Buimo Jail.

The Lae public is advised that only genuine patients with clinic books and immediate family of very ill patients will be allowed in during normal visiting hours.

There is no second breakout at Buimo - Police

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed with Loop PNG that there has been no breakout as rumours had alleged.

The rumours  had circulated throughout Lae City alleging there had been a second break out at Buimo Jail  which had Lae residents flipping out again.

However,  Metsup Wagambie Jnr confirmed otherwise. 

He said he did not know how the rumors started but Lae residents shouldn’t believe such speculations, but  only when the police or the CS confirm it.

Police wary of escaped inmates

He said he was made aware of the breakout by the CS Commissioner and the MetSup in Lae on Thursday night.

He says he is satisfied with the response of the Metropolitan Commander in Lae, Anthony Wagambie J for his decision to help support the jail commander in Buimo yesterday so they’re doing their best to recapture these escaped prisoners.

Baki says the issue is that there are a lot of international events that are coming up now so we need to be more conscious about our own jails.