Commissioner of Police

Manning directs BPNG, Puma to resolve fuel issue

He issued the direction under the Commissioner’s function as the Controller under the National Pandemic Act that is still in force as the PNG economy continues the long recovery from this period.

“The economic damages caused by the global pandemic still lingers and, in my capacity, I will not let this disagreement between BPNG and Puma set back our recovery,” he said.

Manning said these are big organisations who should have systems in place to prevent their disputes from escalating to the point of costing livelihoods and lives.

K1.56m In Police Custody: Manning

Manning made this comment when disputing a recent post on social media that alleged that he had threatened policemen and ordered the release of the K1.56 million confiscated in Hela Province.

“That is totally false. The cash in question is still in police custody,” he stated.

“Five individuals arrested over this incident are currently in police custody. Police investigation into this matter is still progressing.

“As I have previously stated, the public will be informed once the investigation is completed.

Boroko Police Station Refurbished

The Australian Federal Police under the ambit of the PNG-Australia Policing Partnership made renovations to the police station.

Commander of the NCD/Central Command, Assistant Commissioner Anthony Wagambie Junior said a parade will be staged and the Commander of the Australian Federal Police deployment in PNG, Assistant Commissioner Jamie Strauss will accompany Commissioner Manning to the opening.

Manning Directs Probe

As the matter involves a national MP and state minister, Commissioner Manning has directed Deputy Police Commissioner Operations, Anton Billie to lead the investigation.

A senior detective from the NCD command and a senior officer from the Police Internal Affairs Directorate will assist in the inquiry.


The Commissioner’s decision to investigate was a matter of course to ascertain the facts surrounding the incident before recommending further action.


Nupiri Requested For Interview

Commissioner Manning’s request follows Nupiri’s press statement refuting the allegation that in August 2018, he did conspire with Blacklock, PPL’s former acting Managing Director, to fabricate her contract of employment, giving effect to her being paid K1.7 million in back pay between December 2017 and August 2019.

Manning congratulated on appointment

“I thank the Marape-Steven Government, through the NEC, for making this appointment, where we had three acting positions of Commissioner and the two Deputies. This had caused uncertainty not only within the Constabulary but in the country and communities as well,” stated Wagambie Jnr.

“There can only be one Police Commissioner and two Deputies. It is the prerogative of the Government of the day to appoint, whilst following due process.

Police commissioner calls for neutrality

“I appeal to all leaders to respect the neutrality of Police and not to engage members of the Police Force for their political agenda,” Commissioner Baki said.

He also warned members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary not to allow themselves to be engaged by any of the two groups of national leaders during the period leading up to the Vote of No Confidence.

“Our political leaders must be allowed to freely and without any undue influence exercise their constitutional duties. Leaders should not be hijacked or forced in any situation.

Be critical and open minded

During the event yesterday in Port Moresby, Baki said networking and collaboration between the various military, police and line government agencies is the key to a secure and safer future for everyone.

The Future Leaders’ Summit is an initiative of the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting. It is a biannual event designed to bring together young military, police and civilian leaders from Australia Chile, France, New Zealand, Tonga and Papua New Guinea to talk about defence and security issues facing the Pacific.

RPNGC to host ceremonial parade for Somare

The RPNGC farewell program was planned earlier on during Sir Michael’s departure in parliament, but has been adjourned due to the busy schedule of the Grand Chief.

Commissioner of Police, Gary Baki confirms that the program will commence at 2pm.

The ceremonial farewell parade will be a thank you farewell for the Grand Chief’s service.

Members of the public are invited to join to farewell the Grand Chief as well.

Bomana police housing occupancy woes continue

Commissioner of Police, Gari Baki told Loop PNG that it hasn’t been resolved simply because of the fact that Red Sea hasn’t handed over the buildings to the police department and that the government still owes them money.

Baki says the Police Department does not owe Red Sea any money.

“This is a project initiated by the government but is built on police land.”

The project is completed however, Eda Ranu and PNG Power have not connected power or water because Red Sea has not handed over the keys and would not allow them any access to the property.