Manus Police Provincial Police Commander

Sexual offences increasing: PPC

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a 26-year-old dragged the woman into a bush and sexually penetrated her. He is charged for sexual penetration while the other suspect, who is a 17-year-old, has been charged with sexual assault.

Both suspects will appear in the Lorengau Committal Court today (September 6th).

PPC Yapu said in a similar case, a suspect forced a 14-year-old girl out of her parents’ home at Tamat Ward 4, Lorengau town, and sexually penetrated her repeatedly.

​Another officer arrested over alleged funds misuse

Project coordinator of the Manus Provincial Government, Simon Pondrilei, was arrested last week Thursday, June 1, and charged with Abuse of Public Office and Official Corruption.

Pondrilei, who is 61 years old, is from Tilienu village, Rambutso, Rapatona LLG, Lorengau, Manus.

He was arrested and charged by the Port Moresby Fraud Squad team in Manus following investigations.

Manus Police Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said he was later released on K1000 bail and he is to appear in the Lorengau District Court today.