Manus Police

Stop betelnut trips, says Manus Police boss

Manus’ acting Provincial Police Commander, senior inspector David Yapu made these comments when appealing to betelnut traders in the province to stop making the trip to Wewak for betelnut after three people were rescued between Manus and Wewak on Tuesday morning by an overseas container vessel.

The three rescued are 42-year-old John Passingan from New Hanover New Ireland Province, 23-year-old Aitape man Anis Ravia and 30-year-old Yoki Polihau from Lawes, Manus Province.

Warrant of arrest executed in Manus

The men of Irianian origin were arrested by local police on New Years Eve in Manus and were charged with drunk and disorderly behavior and resisting police arrest.

They failed to turn up in court before Magistrate Josephine Nidu last Wednesday which resulted in a warrant of arrest issued for their apprehension.

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said both men;  26-year-old Mehdi Bohlouli and 28-year-old Mahbomb Rabbani Mohammad have been picked up by local police at the Regional Processing Center.

Manus Police: Respect our laws

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu issued the appeal on Monday after another Asylum Seeker was arrested and charged in Lorengau for being in possession of Marijuana.

He said police will be hard on them (foreigners) if they continue to break the laws of the country.

The man from Iraq, 25-year-old Ahmad Jasham was picked up by police at the boat shed at Lorengau town.

Jasham is expected to appear in court this week.

This is the seventh arrest involving those processed at the Regional Processing Center since the New Year.

Manus Police: ‘Bring sons in’

The appeal was made today by  Acting provincial police commander Senior Inspector David Yapu, after the suspects, known to police, broke into a house at the upper area of ward 5, Lorengau,  and walked away with K7,497 cash monies.

PPC Yapu said about five suspects armed with a home- made gun and bush knives reportedly broke into the house on Wednesday January 4.

This allegedly took place while the occupants of the house were out.

“Suspects are known to police and police will be arresting them soon.”

More drunken refugees arrested in Manus

This follows the arrest of  two others from Iran the day before  who were charged for drunk and disorderly behaviour on New Years eve.

The three refugees were arrested around 7:30pm in front of the Splendid shop, in Lorengau town.

Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector David Yapu said two of the men are from Bangladesh while  one is from Burma. They are aged 22, 24 and 26.

PPC Yapu said the three men were drunk and were causing a nuisance in town when police were called in to arrest them. They remain in custody and have not been able to pay police bail.

Manus locals commended for peaceful celebrations

Manus Provincial Police Commander David Yapu said there were no major incidents in the province during the festive season and thanked the people for keeping peace.

On New Year ’s Eve, two Iranian refugees were arrested at Salasia village after they were reportedly drinking and behaving disorderly in public.

Police had to use ‘reasonable force’ to arrest the men after they resisted arrest.

He also said there was a sexual assault incident during that period involving a minor however a suspect has been arrested.

Iranian men arrested in Manus

Manus Provincial Police Commander David Yapu when speaking to Loop PNG today said the two refugees were released on K200 bail this morning after they were arrested on New Year’s Eve and charged for drinking and behaving disorderly in public and resisting police arrest.  

They are 26-year-old Mehdi and 28-year-old Mohammad. Both men are expected to appear on Tuesday at the Lorengau District Court for mention.

PPC Yapu said the two were at Salasia village, near Lorengau when they were arrested by police.

Manus police boss warns leaders to take responsibility

Yapu issued this warning after a ward councillor in Manus was arrested and charged with rape last week.

He said leaders who abused the rule of the law would face the full force of the law.

Yapu confirmed the incident and said the suspect was identified as Buka Pasar, 52 year old of Mundrau ward in the PNKA LLG in Lorengau.

It was alleged that the accused was drunk on Aug 19 at about 3.30am and dropped of the victim at her relatives house at Ward 4 in Lorengau town.

Manus to get new K15m police complex

Costing up to K15 million, in partnership with the Australian Government, the RPNGC Provincial Police Headquarters and Lorengau Police Station’s aim is to increase safe access to law and justice services and support police in making communities safer.

Speaking on behalf of Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin was Deputy Governor John Popot, who says this new police station will boost police morale. It will also instill respect and appreciation from the public for police work within Lorengau.

Manus police commend people for help

The suspects, 19-year-old Eddie Mulou is the son of a police officer from Tong Island was arrested along with his accomplice Kelly Kuwoh, 25-years-old of Kolwin village, Lorengau.

They entered Lorengau Enterprise shop just as it was about to open for daily operations armed with a shot gun and a bush knife and held up the shop assistant stealing K48,500 in cash and store goods worth about K71,000.

The two men were apprehended with the help of the communities in Lorengau and have appeared in court this week for mention.