Criminal Investigation Division

Missing funds reported by association

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a complaint was raised by Deputy Chairman of the Association, Bill Tundu.

Tundu alleged that between January and August 2021, more than K12,000 was withdrawn from their BSP account without the knowledge of the office bearers.

He said the funds were donor funding for specific programs.

Tundu expressed that the association is a non-government agency and the funds they get should be used wisely to benefit the association and its members.

Police upgrade investigative skills

Tabubil-based Senior Detective Constable Ruso Hate said the ‘Strengthening family sexual violence investigations and prosecution workshop’ had given him the knowledge to lay appropriate charges for different types of sexual offences, including rape, sexual assault and sexual penetration.

Detective Hate, who works in Tabubil’s Criminal Investigation Division, said it was frustrating and concerning to see charges against alleged sexual offenders thrown out of court because of technical errors in the charging process.

Alotau returns to normal: Police

The families of the victims demanded police arrest and charge the policemen involved.

In a statement, the Royal PNG Constabulary said: “A police officer is now under police custody. He will be formally arrested and charged after formal investigations are completed.

“The Police Investigation is continuing and a Criminal Investigation Division (CID) team from Port Moresby is in the province to deal with the case.”