Manus PPC

Man suffers burns, wife on the run

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the Family Protection Act protects both the husband and wife from any form of domestic violence and the wife will be dealt with under the Criminal Code Act for allegedly causing grievous bodily harm.

Police say on March 9th, the woman allegedly poured hot water on her husband’s back, causing severe injury after an argument.

The man from South Fly Western Province is receiving treatment at Lorengau General Hospital.

 PPC Yapu is appealing to the woman to surrender to police after an official complaint was made.

Two arrested for sex offenses

The man assaulted his grade 7 daughter which resulted in the birth of a child, police say.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of incest and sexual penetration of a minor.

In a similar incident, a 69 year old man was also arrested for sexually assaulting his 10 year old grand daughter.

Both cases are undergoing Committal Court process at the Lorengau District Court.

Manus PPC Chief Inspector David Yapu is concern of such sexual abuse of girls by family members.

Manus drug issue on the rise

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, revealed that since January, 53 drug cases were reported.

Manus police say from the 53 cases reported, 24 accused were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment terms ranging from three to 12 months.

12 convicts were placed on good behaviour bond, two cases struck out while one was dismissed from court.

PPC Yapu says this sudden increase in drug cases was alarming in both Lorengau town and the villages.

The offenders are from the age group of 18 to 30 years.

62yo attacked by crocodile

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the deceased, Sokal Silikara, was out fishing last Thursday when he was attacked.

Sadly, he could not be saved by his brother and others on the boat.

His body was retrieved and taken to the Lako Health centre but was pronounced dead. It was later taken to the Lorengau hospital morgue.

PPC Yapu warned the villagers at Lou and Baluan islands to look out for crocodiles in the area and report any sighting to police.

Refugees in POM return to Manus

A team from the PNG Immigration, Police and Correctional Service flew with the refugees into Manus last Friday on a chartered Air Nauru flight.

Four of those who were supposed to be on the flight stayed back in Port Moresby.

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said they were received by PNG Immigration officers and Police and escorted to their new accommodation site at Hillside and West Lorengau in Ward 1.

He said the refugees were voluntarily escorted from Port Moresby to Manus and later transported to their campsite without any use of force.

Juveniles arrested for stealing

The three allegedly broke into a shop, owned by a Bangladeshi man in Lorengau, and got away with cash and goods worth K36,061.50.

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said they broke into the shop using a bolt cutter and took off with K20,500 cash and cigarettes worth K15,561.50.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man from Manus has also been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

Police say the accused was under the influence of alcohol when he entered the victim’s house through the window while she was asleep and assaulted her.