Perou N’Dranou

Kikoli case: Ex-husband being interviewed by police

29-year-old Josie Kikoli, who is attached with the downtown Port Moresby Family Sexual Violence Unit, spoke bravely of her ordeal that left her unconscious and wounded.

The arrest of her ex-husband is said to take place either today or tomorrow after his interview with police on the case.

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.”

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.

Cold cases still with homicide

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said it is safe to say that homicide is investigating the cases but it involves time and effort.

“All other investigations are continuing, like that of the alleged police shooting of a young boy at the Erima flyover.”

This also includes the other cases that police have been investigating, like that of the late former Border Development Authority chairman, Fred Konga, the late Post-Courier journalist, Rosalyn Albaniel-Evara, and many others.

Police want Tatana law breakers identified

They do want the locals to take the matter and law into their own hands.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, made this clear during another brief on Tuesday.

The cause of death has been determined medically by the appropriate authorities and the case is now before the coroner.

The police boss has warned not to accuse innocent people of sorcery as the cause of the late rugby star’s death.

Communities urged to talk with police

"Use us to facilitate for issues concerning you, to find a way forward," he encourages.

His statement follows a meeting set up between frustrated Kirakira elders and Eda Ranu officials over the disconnection of water.

The villagers set up roadblocks this morning, prompting police to interfere and hold talks with them.

The villagers claimed there was no water to the village for the past three weeks as well as sporadic supply prior to this.

20 reported crimes in 1 week: Police

This was confirmed in a brief with NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, early this week.

A compiled report stated that over the last 7 days, ending on the 31st of December, two cases of armed robbery were filed with no arrests made.

For armed hold up and stolen motor vehicles, six cases were reported, break and enter and stealing had only one case filed, six cases filed for sexual crimes, one case of fraud filed, attempted murder had one case filed, two cases of stealing filed and one case filed for wilful damage.