Manus Police

Missing funds reported by association

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a complaint was raised by Deputy Chairman of the Association, Bill Tundu.

Tundu alleged that between January and August 2021, more than K12,000 was withdrawn from their BSP account without the knowledge of the office bearers.

He said the funds were donor funding for specific programs.

Tundu expressed that the association is a non-government agency and the funds they get should be used wisely to benefit the association and its members.

Man Killed Over Land Dispute

Police in Manus Province reported that the incident occurred at So-uh village in PNKA LLG, Lorengau.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said on Tuesday the 24th of August, between 7 and 8pm, a suspect confronted the deceased and had an argument with him over a long outstanding land dispute.

During that time, the suspect swung a bush knife at the deceased and cut his windpipe.

The suspect escaped into the bushes while the victim was taken to his house, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trio arrested for possession

Police raided Derembat village and confiscated large quantities of drugs, which they believe were transported by boat from Madang to Manus by the suspects.

While the trio are in police custody, provincial police commander, David Yapu, commended his officers for the good work and thanked the community for assisting police.

He appealed to the community to help police in their campaign against drugs and homebrew as they are causing serious law and order problems in the province.

Arrested for damaging classroom

Provincial Police Commander, David Yapu, said the suspects were intoxicated when they vandalised the building on Thursday, between 6pm and 9pm.

The new classroom was funded by Open member and National Parliament Speaker, Job Pomat. It was ready for its official opening when the incident occurred.

“People must respect school buildings as they provide vital services in terms of education to their children,” the PPC stated.

Hubby forced duo to rape wife: Police

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the man threatened his 26-year-old wife with a bush knife and forced the two suspects to sexually penetrate her on the 20th of June.

The woman, from Baluan Island, escaped and reported the matter to police in town.

“She was referred to the hospital for a medical examination,” stated the PPC.

“Acting on the report, police arrested the two suspects in Lorengau town on Tuesday, June 29th. They later traveled by boat to Baluan village and arrested the husband.”

22yo dies following stabbing

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the deceased, from Butjou in Pobuma LLG, was walking home after school at Manus Training Centre when she was confronted by the suspect, who works in a Chinese shop.

She was stabbed with a small knife and sustained injuries to her head, left hand and left side.

She was rushed to the Lorengau General Hospital but died on arrival due to loss of blood.

Search for break-in suspects

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said suspects cut open a freezer container for Papindo Trading and stole cartons of frozen chicken wings, pork jowls and lamb hearts worth K8,721.90.

Some of the items were dropped when security guards chased them.

PPC Yapu said some of the suspects were identified at the scene and will be arrested soon.

Student, teacher injured in clash

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said police attended to the incident and prevented the situation from escalating.

“The youths from the nearby village ran away while the students were directed to return to their dormitories,” he stated.

The injured teacher and student were transported to Lorengau General Hospital for medical treatment whilst another student was held in police custody.

The ward councillor and President of Los Negros, who was from the area, was advised to bring the suspects to police.

Five arrested for attempted murder

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a fight started on May 3rd between two parties over a damaged canoe at Keloti village, Timonai, Pobuma LLG.

During the confrontation, a 47-year-old man was stabbed with a bush knife and bayonet.

The victim suffered injuries on his right shoulder, abdomen and left leg, where he was rushed by boat to the Lorengau General Hospital.

PPC Yapu said while he was admitted at the hospital, the suspects burned his house down.

Man allegedly kills student

The 32-year-old suspect, from Liap village, has been in custody since Sunday after beating the student.

Police reported that he entered the deceased’s house and banged his head against the wall for several times. The student was rushed to the Lorengau General Hospital but later passed away due to internal head injuries.

The incident occurred on Saturday, March 6th, between 7pm and 8pm. 

PPC Yapu said outstanding land issues were believed to be a factor behind the situation.