Kavieng Police Station

Reduced lawlessness anticipated in NIP

The much-needed facility, valued at K700,000, was opened on Friday, December 22nd, after the hosting of the after the province’s last quarter parade and launching of the Christmas/New Year operation.

“It can hold 200 to 300 detainees so this will definitely help us as we now no longer have to transport detainees back and forth from Lakurumau,” NIP’s Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Albert Beli, told this newsroom.

“We had been doing that since 2020, when the station was condemned. 

Upgraded Kavieng holding cell to be opened

The New Ireland Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Albert Beli, said the opening will eventuate after the last quarter parade and launching of the Christmas/New Year operation.

PPC Beli has instructed police station commanders of Kavieng, Namatanai and Lihir, including the rural police station commanders of Taskul, Lakurumau and Konos, to be in Kavieng on Friday, December 22nd, for the final parade of 2023.

“During the parade, I will inspect the vehicle fleet because mobility is important for our operation,” he said.

Protest Over Detainee’s Alleged Rape

The woman, who is the mother of a five-year-old girl, was allegedly raped by three police officers at around 2am on Monday.

Yesterday afternoon, the women leaders, including young men and women, handed the petition to the provincial administrator and a representative of the New Ireland governor.

Today, the courthouse and the provincial police commander received their copies of the petition.

Female Detainee Allegedly Gang Raped

The young woman was waiting to be transported to the Kavieng Correctional Institution when the alleged incident happened at around 2am.

Her mother said she was kept in a separate room while the male detainees were in the holding cell.

“They planned it,” the victim’s mother told this newsroom.

“She was the only female locked away in what looked like a store room.

“It’s got brick walls around so when she shouted and struggled, no one could hear from the other side.