Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Lae police note positives through social media use

Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr, who was recently awarded the Queen's Police Medal, reported that one of their Facebook posts has reached 90,306 people.

“Highest shares 496 shares, highest 16,000 video views from a post and highest likes for a post 7,200,” he said.

“Over 200 complaints and queries attended to by our Admin through direct inbox.

“The page was set up in 2017 as a means of gauging views from the public on how best we can Police our environment.

Fighting will not solve anything: Wagambie Jnr

This was the message from the Lae metropolitan superintendent to the residents of Busurum compound.

Confrontations at the Busurum Compound claimed the lives of two young East Sepik men on separate occasions.

A youth was killed last week following disagreements over ownership of a small crocodile.

Lae police report that when the two involved parties met on Sunday at Busurum compound to sort out repatriation and funeral expenses, another fight broke out, which resulted in the death of the second youth.

Laying complaints against police officers

Police in Lae made this known after they realised that though numerous allegations were made against members of the force, formal complaints were not filed.

“A post on social media is good but you must follow it up with factual evidence by way of registering your complaint in person, being interviewed by Internal Investigation Unit members and providing a signed statement,” said Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“Only through this can your complaint be acted on.”

Another suspect in doctor’s killing apprehended

In a statement, Lae metropolitan superintendent, Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said David Naia, also known as ‘Flat het’, of Morobe and Manus parentage, was apprehended yesterday at Wewak Wharf.

“He had been wounded by Wewak Police two weeks ago at Koikin after taking part in a robbery,” said Wagambie Jnr.

“It has been reported that one of his gang members was shot dead and another suspect along with David were wounded.