Jail break

Two police disciplined after 6 escape from Tari cells

Hela police commander Mark Yangen tells PNG Loop that the men broke through a rusted lock and made a run for it when they realised that the station was not being manned.

At the time of the break out there were two other men also in the cell who refused to escape as they feared what would happen to them if they were recaptured.

PPC Yangen says that the six men that escaped have been held for various serious crimes including wilful murder and armed robbery.

Buimo breakout: One escapee caught

An initial report into the breakout was furnished to the CS Commissioner’s office last Friday however Commissioner Michael Waipo has yet to make comments on the findings.

He reveals that there is a second team of investigators who flew in last week  to go in and focus on reviewing the findings of second breakout.

Waipo says that the two review teams will see if there were other factors which contributed to the escape of the prisoners.