Police Brutality PNG

Members of police task force unit sentenced

Acting Judge David Susame, in sentencing Joe NgotNgot, Eric John, David Haro and Jack Bemu, said a punitive sentence must be passed in an effort to remind police officers to discharge their policing duties within the confines of the law they have sworn to uphold.

Police brutality resulting in deaths is becoming quite prevalent in PNG, says Acting Judge David Susame at the Kokopo National Court today.

Suspect in doctor’s assault revealed

Internal Affairs have revealed that 26-year-old Isaac Wanui, from East Sepik Province, had allegedly stopped and accused Dr Newman Berry of dropping off rascals.

Dr Berry, who is attached to the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services, was travelling back from Tokarara after dropping off his sister. This was around 9.30-10pm on Wednesday, May 31.

Dr Berry was stopped and brutally assaulted for no apparent reason, where he sustained severe head and facial injuries, including psychological trauma.

Bongre’s Haus Krai destroyed

The couple’s three-year-old son Bongre Anton passed away last Friday from a rare form of cancer for children – retinoblastoma, which had affected his right eye.

What else could go wrong?

Little Bongre’s family home and haus krai were all burnt down this morning, allegedly by a group of policemen in a form of retaliation.

According to Peter Bongre’s father, a policeman, alleged to be drunk, was beaten up by a group of local boys following an argument.

Cowards pick on the innocent: Police boss

“Real criminals are out there. Bashing up innocent victims is the work of incompetent officers,” Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi told Loop PNG.

“The real coppers go after criminals. It’s cowards who pick on the innocent.”

He has given his assurance that the perpetrators, including the police station commanders of Waigani and Badili, will be disciplined.

​Doctor’s car ransacked at police station

Dr Berry, a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) attached to the Port Moresby General Hospital Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services, was attacked by drunken policemen on Wednesday, May 31, without any form of reasoning.

Last Friday (June 9), with the assistance of Internal Police Affairs, he went to the Waigani station only to find his car in a disappointing state.

“We found out that my car battery, some tools, back seat cover, which was new, were stolen, as well as the safety sticker was ripped off,” Dr Berry told Loop PNG.

​Another police brutality victim speaks up

Avara Jack, from Vabukori village in the nation’s capital, nearly lost his life on Saturday, May 27, after police officers allegedly bashed him up and stabbed him in the back with a cracked bottle neck.

According to his father’s statement to the Royal PNG Constabulary, Avara was brutally assaulted just because he was in the company of someone (name withheld) who had yelled insulting remarks to a Minister during a political rally.

“The MP’s committee called the police to sort out the disturbance by this individual,” says Jack Rau.

Police officers should not assault women: Turi

“No police officer is allowed to assault any mothers anywhere around the city and I condemn any activities regarding my men assaulting women,” he said in a press conference yesterday.

“We are taking care of all disciplinary issues and a lot of NCD officers have been dealt with.

“We have dismissed a good number already and more in the pipeline until we clean out all the bad apples from the constabulary,” Turi assured.

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