Gari Baki

Surrender or get hunted down: Baki

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, this morning said this in response to the killings in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, over the weekend.

“I want all these senseless killers to surrender themselves to the law.”

Baki warns that if they do not surrender themselves, they (police) will go after them.

“If we have the firearms to go after them to detain them, we will do it,” he says.

He issued this warning to the people up in Southern Highlands and said they should think about his words very carefully.

SHP killings were senseless!

Commissioner Baki told Loop PNG this morning that the killings were ridiculous and unnecessary.

“We are losing policemen’s lives for unnecessary reasons. These people do not have any dignity for life, let alone care about human life at all.”

Believed to be election-related, Baki said it is obvious that these were supporters of the losing candidate.

“These officers don’t even know that these people are supporters of the losing candidate or if they were disappointed about the declaration of William Powi.”

​Date set for PM’s warrant appeal hearing

The matter was set down for the end of October by the Supreme Court today.

The two separate appeals were joined after parties in the case agreed that they had similar grounds, as both emanate from the same National Court decision which dismissed the review case, challenging the legality of the arrest warrant that was taken out against the Prime Minister in June 2014.

Justice Stephen Kassman last month issued an order putting the case on the fast track list.

Illicit tobacco: RPNGC hurdle

The RPNGC is the only organisation that does joint patrol with its Australian partners along the borders in dealing with transnational crime issues.

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, upon signing a memorandum of agreement with smoke company, British American Tobacco, gave assurances that police will be dealing with the issue head on to curb this criminal activity.

​Deal inked to combat contraband

The agreement paves way for private and public sectors to work together to curb this illegal flow of fake and contraband cigarettes reaching the shores of the country.

Operators of illegal tobacco do not pay taxes, which can be seen with packets of cigarettes being sold for as low as K10 in retail shops.

This basically means that they are not paying their taxes to the people of this country and are stealing from the government.

Highlands Highway to be reopened


Families of the two slain police officers killed during the elections have agreed to remove roadblocks and to pursue their grievances through proper channels. 

Baki calls for Highlands Highway reopening

The Highlands Highway was closed off last week at Aviamp, Jiwaka and Chuave in Chimbu after relatives of the late Jimmy Golang of Jiwaka and Alex Kopa of Chimbu Provinces demanded compensation for their deaths.

In a statement, Baki said holding the State at ransom was not a responsible way to address the issue.

“We have not paid compensation in any form whatsoever for officers killed in the line of duty in the 128 year history of the Constabulary. This is simply unheard of,” said Baki.

Appeals surrounding PM’s warrant joined

The two seperate appeals were joined after parties in the case agreed, that they had similar grounds, as both appeals arise from the same National Court decision, which dismissed the review case, challenging the legality of the arrest warrant that was taken out against the Prime Minister in June 2014.

Commissioner asked to investigate officers

Three SHP regional seat candidates are claiming that police are involved in numerous corrupt deals by not providing fair and transparent police service in the province.

The allegations were laid against police from Nipa Kutubu and Mendi by Jerry Kewa, Joe Kobol and Ps Bernard Peter.

The candidates revealed they have evidence of law enforcers breaching their conduct of protecting the police force by accepting bribery, and they are ready to pursue the matter in court after declaration.

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