Police: Sexual offences increase in Manus

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said between 2014 and July 2017, statistics of sexual offences have increased.

Due to the rise in cases, he has raised concerns, especially of those committed against minors and within the family unit.

PPC Yapu said he will be working closely with the Community Development Office, LLG presidents and ward councilors to conduct awareness at their levels to address the issues.

Supreme Court issued directions for cases on fast track list

Sir Salamo in presiding over the cases yesterday (Feb 12) said he wants to see the time spent by counsels in preparing draft index books cut down so the matters can be expedited.

He said there are too many delays in the cases that money is being wasted and counsels should work on getting to have the substantive issue resolved quickly.