Chief Superintendent Matthew Damaru

Damaru Leaves Challenging Role

He told his officers at the Fraud Squad office in Konedobu during his last briefing after serving the Police Force for 42 years.

Chief Supt Damaru said the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate is a special directorate in the police department that works independently to make sure they fight corruption in the country.

Police close file on PM’s case in Paul Paraka saga

In a statement, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said Chief Superintendent Damaru made this known in a comprehensive brief to the Office of the Commissioner on the status of the ongoing investigations into the allegations of fraudulent payments being made to the law firm, which implicated the Prime Minister and resulted in the warrant of arrest obtained against him on 12 June 2014.

Sakora’s lawyer joins case

Loani Henao, who is representing Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, was granted leave by the Waigani National Court this morning to be heard in the leave stage of the review that was filed by Inspector Joel Simatab, from the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate, and his Director, Chief Superintendent Matthew Damaru, on June 30 last year.

The review was filed challenging the Committal Court's decision to dismiss the case against Justice Sir Bernard Sakora, who was then facing allegations of judicial corruption.