Saii Kay detained by police

The Loneliness singer and his partner were arrested in Lae by the NCD armed robbery squad for the illegal use, and misuse, of motor vehicle.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Chris Kunyanban, said a complaint was filed in Port Moresby, which was followed up by detectives from Boroko, who managed to apprehend the duo on Tuesday, April 20th.

 “What happened was, they hired a vehicle without paying,” stated Chief Supt Kunyanban. “The wife hired the vehicle and they were using it without paying the dues back to the company that they hired the vehicle from.”

K10,000 drug haul in Manus

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the security team, who were conducting sea patrol and surveillance on COVID-19, were monitoring people travelling from other provinces into Lorengau.

Based on a tip off, they raided a house at Papitalai village, where they recovered the drug cache and arrested the suspect from Maprik.

The drugs have a street value of approximately K10,000.

Thirty-two-year-old Bart Warampi, from Sarakum village, will appear in the Lorengau District Court on April 6th.


Man beaten to death: Police

Police in Manus Province reported that the deceased was tied with a rope and continuously assaulted by a group of men at Sopolau village in the Lelemadih-Bupichupeu Rural LLG, Lorengau, on 16th March.

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the victim was left unconscious in the bush with ropes tied around him when he was found by villagers.

He sustained injures to his head and around his body.

He was taken to the Lorengau General Hospital but later died at the hospital at 5pm on March 17th.

ACP supports liquor ban


He said with the passing of PNG’s founding father, it is customary that the nation should be in mourning.

“As indigenous Papua New Guineans, we should all know our customary obligations,” he stated.

“People abusing alcohol and causing disturbances will definitely be cause for concern during this period as it will cause insult to others, where trouble will may flare up.

New vehicles for law enforcers

The 10 vehicles were handed over to the Royal PNG Constabulary, Correctional Services and Magisterial Services at Lae Top Town.

Top town came to a standstill as a colourful parade was hosted this morning to commemorate the occasion.

Under the leadership of the Lae MP, John Rosso, the vehicles were purchased to assist in the improvement of law and order in the city.

Rosso, who could not make the event, nominated a member of the Lae City Authority Board, George Gware, to speak on his behalf.


High-risk escapees caught

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said Wendal Agua and Kevin Mirimbe ran away by climbing over the razor fence, making it Agua’s fourth escape.

Yapu said following a tipoff, Task Force and CID conducted dawn raid on Friday February 5th. They recaptured the two escapees around 3am at Wenai village near Lorengau town.

More Manus escapees recaptured

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said 22-year-old Manuel Popress, of Salian village, Lorengau, was initially charged with break-and-enter when he escaped police cells in November 2020 with 12 other prisoners.

He was on the run until his recapture at Cancer Hill, upper ward 6, Lorengau town.

PPC Yapu said he was allegedly involved in the attempted hold up of the BSP ATM at the Lorengau General Hospital on December 31st, 2020.

ENB police praised for effective lockdown

Police officers from Kerevat and Tomaringa have been manning the New Britain Highway on a 24-hour basis since the commencement of the lockdown on January 8th. Apart from the highway, the police personnel have been monitoring the sea as well.

The Inland Baining local Level Government, under the Gazelle District Administrator, John Wartovo, carried out surveillance and conducted awareness within the main COVID-19 checkpoint at Vunapalading and Open Bay.

ATM damaged during attempted robbery

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said between 11.40pm on Dec 31, 2020, and 12.01am on January 1st, 2021, five armed suspects with three homemade guns and a crowbar, held up the hospital’s security guards and forced open the door to the ATM.

They smashed the glass of the machine open to steal the cash however, were prevented from accessing it by the machine’s electronic security system.

PPC Yapu said the suspects, when figuring out that any further attempt would be futile, escaped on foot to the back of hospital and into the bush.

46 suspects arrested on Christmas

Among those apprehended were 14 juveniles and two female suspects.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the conflict stemmed from some outstanding issues in the past.

One of the group leaders mobilised his members and went to the house of another group leader who was a ward councillor.

Armed with sticks, stones and anything they could lay their hands on, the first group yelled obscenities at the ward councillor’s house. The PPC said the ward councillor and his group then retaliated in response.