NCD Metropolitan Superintendent

Slight increase in vehicle thefts: NCD police

The long Easter weekend saw only four major incidents taking place around the city.

This includes a case of wilful murder at Gordon, a murder case at Talai settlement, another case of break-and-enter and wilful murder at Gerehu and a shooting at the motel.

The cases are currently being investigated.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said as per the reports, suspects of the cases have been picked up and apprehended.

Steady crime rate in NCD: Police

“The crime rate has been steady,” says NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou.

Last week’s statistics saw five cases of break and enter, six cases of stolen motor vehicles, one case of armed robbery, two reported cases of fraud, one reported case of homicide and one reported case of sexual offence.

“The crime statistics indicate a steady rate in the criminal activities, which are currently being dealt with by the police officers.”

Woman with disability raped, killed: Police

The lifeless and battered body of the woman was found at her family residence at East Boroko, Port Moresby.

The NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Perou N’Dranou, said according to reports received from Homicide, the body of the woman, from Central Province, was found under the house.

He said following observations from the homicide unit on ground at that time, the woman could have been beaten and raped in the early hours of the morning – between 2 and 3am.

However, it is still unclear on whether it was a gang rape or not. 

Gordon’s barracks demolition halted

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, confirmed that this has come about following a court order issued by the district court last week.

The order restrains the police hierarchy from removing tenants and occupants from the three single quarters of the single barracks.

Meanwhile, the families and tenants remain housed at the barracks until the courts arrive at a decision.

The next court hearing is set for this Wednesday (Feb 28).

Investigators will speak with Foodworld: Police

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou said as much as they are trying to build and compile information and evidence that can be used in court, leaking important evidence like that is uncalled for.

N’Dranou said he has the original footage but did not have any knowledge of the leaked footage until this morning.

“It is unethical and it is against the law for me to use the same. And that is where it will disrupt the investigations,” stated N’Dranou.

Police officers will be dealt with: N’Dranou

The barricade had caused inconvenience for commuters, especially police vehicles that needed to refill at the police service station.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, warned on Friday during a brief that disciplinary actions will be taken against officers who took part in the protest.

N’Dranou went on to say that no one, even any officer of the law, is above the law and once these officers are identified, they will be dealt with accordingly.

No progress in homicide cases: Police

Lack of witnesses coming forward with information, as well as the lack of evidence available to proceed the case to prosecution, are some of the factors.

However, both the NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, and officer-in-charge for homicide, John Daviagi, stress that no case will go unsolved.

These cases will continue to be investigated until there is a breakthrough to move investigations forward.

Police need the public’s assistance to solve these cases.

3 years, over 800 sexual offence cases: Police

Statistics on the reported cases under the family and sexual violence (FSV) unit is concerning, says NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Perou N’Dranou.

N’Dranou said there were about 300 reported cases in 2015, 307 cases in 2016 and 261 reported cases in 2017.

The Met Sup noted that out of the total (868), only about 362 cases have been closed so far; 190 cases closed in 2015, 106 in 2016 and 66 cases closed in 2017.

N’Dranou attributed this to a number of factors, including manpower and facilities.

“However, there is no excuse for the outcome.”

NCD Taskforce to start arms training

The training will deal with the legal use of firearms and weapons handling.

The 45 police personnel will be up at the Bomana police college to undergo this vital aspect of training.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Perou N'Dranou, says so far, the unit members are maintaining endurance training with tactical aspects of the course now to be undertaken.

The unit is an initiative under the bylaws for the metropolitan command to establish an elite response unit in the city.

Public challenged

The NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Perou N’Dranou, challenged people gathered to watch yesterday’s Boroko police station parade to be mindful of how they deal with issues on the street.

He said the community must also play their part, especially in cases where they can step up and prevent crime, like petty theft and bag snatching.

He urged them to make a difference.

N’Dranou says the onus is on everyone to create a safe environment conducive for all.

It is only through a community effort that change can take place on the streets.