Homebrew consumption

Islanders arrested for murder

Herman Keyau, 20, and 28-year-old Alphonse Nakau, of Andra Island in the PNKA LLG, Lorengau, Manus, were arrested and charged with the murder of Hillary Joe Simbai on Jan 22.

Both men are expected to go before the Lorengau District Court on Tuesday this week.

Police allege the killing incident took place on Andra Island after a homebrew drinking spree ended up in a fight.

It is alleged they hit the deceased on the head with a piece of wood. He was admitted to the Lorengau General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Homebrew drunk arrested for assault

The man, from the Goilala district, was drunk and wanted to bash his wife who was going to the Yakapilin second hand market with her sister when he tracked her down from their Gerehu home and confronted her.

Police report that the man was heavily under the influence of home brew alcohol when he punched his wife. He was subdued by a group of men who were standing at the bus stop area.

The 29 year old man was angry with his 26 year old wife after he suspected that she was cheating on him with a co-worker.