PNG Defence Force soldier

Soldier arrested for allegedly stealing alcohol

This was after he reportedly broke into the Junior Sailors Club at the Lombrum Naval base.

The 26-year-old from Fatima, North Waghi, Jiwaka Province, remains in custody at the Lorengau police station.

Provincial Police Commander, chief inspector David Yapu, says the incident occurred on 14th September 2019.

The serving member at HMPNGS Tarangau Naval base at Lombrum was earlier charged by Police for the sexual touching of a minor and was committed to stand trial in the National Court.

He was out on court bail when he committed another serious offence. 

Soldier in jail for squeezing woman’s breast

Corporal Laurence Kilya, aged 48, from Sepundis village of Wapenamanda District, Enga Province, was guilty for assaulting a woman by holding her breast and squeezing it three times.

According to a police brief, it was alleged that on Wednesday, November 16, the victim and the soldier were travelling on the same bus from Ningrum to Tabubil in Western Province.

At that time, Kilya was drinking alcohol in the PMV bus and allegedly assaulted the victim.

When the bus reached the security check point at Tabubil, all passengers were told to come out for security checks.