East Sepik

Wanted Criminals Apprehended in Wewak

The first suspect Junior David Polis, a 24-year-old from Madang and New Ireland, was arrested and charged for a series of crimes including armed robbery, burglary, threatening a female with a factory-made firearm, rape, and several cases of stealing and armed hold-ups.

He had escaped from police custody at Jomba Police Cell on three separate occasions. After being shot and hospitalized, he was arrested again and remanded at Beon Correctional Service in Madang, but later escaped. He was recaptured by police in Wewak earlier this month.

Empowering Government officers

This aims to support government officers and private sector counterparts to mainstream gender perspectives and youth inclusion in the public sector as well as in the agri-food value chains and businesses,

Under the theme, ‘Institutional Gender and Youth Capacity Development’ for Provincial Government and local NGO partners and community leaders, the workshops brought together 27 females and 48 males from provincial, district and LLG government offices and private sector counterparts as well as civil society organizations.

Maru gives JDI tour of province

They visited several sites including the Sepik Plains Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Maru said East Sepik is one of the 18 potential SEZ locations identified by the government. It holds one of the largest records in producing leading cash crops in the country with Yangoru-Saussia District being the leading cocoa producing district presently.

EU Delegation Visits Angoram

Cheering the visit, the visibly contented villagers performed an inspiring welcome ceremony, enriched with their genuine cultural heritage.

Head of EU Delegation to PNG, Ambassador Videtič, led the delegation away from their busy schedules to visit the Pangin Village to overview the varied support given to cocoa farmers including a cocoa nursery under the STREIT PNG Porgramme. 

Bird Maintains Lead

Here are the top five for East Sepik Regional:

1. Allan Bird - NA - 45, 351

2. Waiyu Kenny Samuel - NA - 14, 008

3. Michael M Somare Jnr - Independent - 3136

4. Tony Walwal - PNGP - 2578

5. Louis Koinduo - Independent - 2187


More updates to follow.

Villages Clash Over Killing

The situation is tense as fight continues between Mengar and Basis villages after a man from Menagar was killed during a volleyball match at Mengar village last weekend.

Police in Wewak said the mad had succumbed to serious injuries when he was shot with a wired catapult, he later died while in hospital on Sunday.

Police also identified the two others wounded and are currently in the hospital.

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Albert Beli said the deceased was identified as Paul Honokra, 38 from Mengar village, Wewak District.

Four Killed In Wewak

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Albert Beli, said three of those killed are from the Basis and Dumb area, while one is from Mengar.

32 arrested over murder and arson

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander Albert Beli said the 32 who were arrested are from Moim and Kambaramba villages. PPC Beli said the suspects are in police custody. They were identified by police as being involved in other crimes such as rape, assault causing injuries, murder and arson.
Beli said police are patrolling the location to make sure that there no more trouble is caused by the villagers.

Firecrackers Are Noise Pollution: Police

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Albert Beli is concerned that the noise firecrackers make is disturbing especially at odd hours. He said even during the day when people are not ready for the shots fired, it can cause shock, especially on old people and babies.

PPC Beli made reference to a baby who was shocked and later died at the hospital during the new year celebration in Wewak in 2020. He said the continuous firing of firecrackers shocked the baby and when rushed to the hospital was pronounced dead upon arrival.  

Two Dead, Houses Burnt In Angoram

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Albert Beli said the matter had been reported to Angoram police and two of the suspects allegedly involved in the arson had surrendered to police and are in police custody.

He said two people were murdered in a village at Angoram allegedly by Kambaramba villagers, in retaliation the families of the deceased burnt down some houses at Kambaramba.