Buimo Prison

Time to reflect and forgive

Deputy Prime Minister and Lae MP, John Rosso, during his visit to Lae’s Buimo prison, urged attendees to forgive one another, adding no one is perfect.

“It is a time to reflect on our lives, time to improve on our lives, time to fix our lives,” said the DPM.

“Planti taim mi save tok ya, nogat nupla man bai kam senisim laif blo yumi. Yumi yet bai senisim laif blo yumi wanwan.

DPM Rosso said when you reflect, you will realise that you alone are the cause of your choices; you decide whether to work, consume alcohol or smoke.

Investigations into prison breakouts established

He said the issue at hand now is funding and seeing that 2017 is almost ending, investigators will be moving in to probe the breakout situation at Kerevat next year.

Waipo said another team of investigators will also be sent to Biru prison following its recent breakout, including Buimo prison in Lae.

“Actually, we have sent a team of 11 officers over to Buimo just to support them address the manpower issue but basically they are going there to support the existing staff contain security.”

(CS Commissioner Michael Waipo)

Judge to visit Buimo prison

Justice Panuel Mogish is in Lae to assist the crimes court in the Morobe Province with its backlog of cases.

He said unlike the situation in other provinces, detainees awaiting and attending court at Waigani from Bomana have good interaction with the courts regarding their case.

He adjourned all matters listed before him at Waigani this month to July during the call over early this week.

He encouraged those on bail in Port Moresby to return to court next month.

Serial prison escapee captured in Lae

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said, “at 6pm Police were able to apprehend a notorious criminal who had been on the run and had been committing serious crimes such as armed robberies and car thefts.

The prison escapee was captured at Papuan Compound area, with live ammunition in his possession.    

“(The suspect) had escaped from Buimo (Prison) three times, the latest being the mass break out last year.

“He has since been committing crimes with violence and has been a menace to the community.”

Police apprehend escapee in Lae

The suspect, Boris Sine Mokiong from Finschaffen district Morobe Province escaped from Buimo prison in 2009 while serving time for armed robbery.

Whilst on the run, he was named and suspected of taking part in several criminal activities in Lae and was wanted for questioning over a number of major robberies and break in’s.

Boris was sighted at Eriku shopping centre where he was apprehended by police when walking out of a shop.

He was also suspected of shooting a policeman on duty whilst attending to a complaint at West Taraka earlier this year.

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.

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Clever and simple trick results in Buimo Jail break


A cleverly devised trick took the Buimo jail officers by surprise, which saw the mass breakout, occur with 94 prisoners escaping on Thursday Feb 25.

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Clever and simple trick results in Buimo Jail break

The clever but simple plan which completely fooled the guards saw two detainees carrying another sick inmate  to the institutional clinic after gates were opened they were let through. It was at the outer fence that the sick detainee jumped up and attacked the guard who was overpowered, leaving the gate open.

Mass Jail break in Lae Buimo Prison

Lae Metropolitan Commander Superintendent Antony Wagambi Jr confirmed the breakout this afternoon. 

Supt Wangambi Jr warned city residents to be take precautions and report any sightings to police.

"Two warders on duty have been injured during the break out," he said.

Supt Wagambi Jr said: "The exact number of escapees will be confirmed after head count."