Police

Probe underway on alleged escape of robbery suspect

Several armed criminals stormed into the mini mart on Thursday between 11am and 12pm, where they allegedly stabbed a Bangladeshi in the neck. According to police reports, the Asian man succumbed to his injuries after he was rushed to a private hospital.

Guards manning the premises retaliated after the stabbing incident and managed to apprehend two of the suspects.

First ever quiet celebrations: PPC

Provincial Police Commander, Chief inspector David Yapu, commended the Manus people for behaving well and taking heed of the Police awareness.

“We had the liquor ban imposed in the province from December 24 to January 1, 2020. And this also led to peaceful New Year celebrations in the province,” stated the PPC.

“From our statistics, in the past we know that alcohol contributes to various law and order issues and with the liquor ban imposed, it had greatly assisted us with peaceful new celebrations.

Toktok hamas i go long ol NCD pipol

NCD Metsup, Perou N’Dranou, i mekim dispela toktok bihain long wanpela gutpela Niu Yia polis operesen i bin kamap.  

Bikpela lain pipel bilong siti i singautim Niupela Yia wantaim amamas na bikpela rispek long lo.

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NCD residents applauded

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, made this comment following a successful New Year police operation.

A majority of the city residents heralded in the New Year with excitement, laughter, joy and most importantly, respect for each other and the law.

A satisfied NCD police boss said people’s behaviour keeps changing for the better every year.

Police officers who abuse partners will be dismissed: Commissioner

Manning said collectively as an organisation, the Police Force has recorded a large number of cases of domestic violence which must be addressed now.

“We cannot go out and pretend to solve problems within the community if our members are actually abusing our wives within our own homes in the police barracks,” Manning stated.

Drop in nationwide crime rate during festive period: RPNGC

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Operations, Donald Yamasombi, has praised the conduct and behaviour of all citizens throughout the nation during the 2019 Christmas period.

Yamasombi, who is chief of Police Operations, said there were one or two incidences but generally, Papua New Guinea celebrated Christmas peacefully.

“From the National Crime Summary report received from the 24th to the 29th of December 2019, the crime rate has dropped drastically by half compared to previous years. This is a great achievement and a positive step forward for PNG.

Madang police vehicles set for festive ops

In saying that, Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintended Mazuc Rubiang, has applauded the Ramu NiCo Limited for sharing their fuel with police vehicles for the Christmas and New Year operations.

A number of police vehicles from different units were refilled on 23rd of December at the Ramu NiCo Operations Base in Madang town upon agreement by the general manager of corporate office, Charlie Hu, and PPC Mazuc Rubiang.

Over 1,500 liters were used.

Police officers undergo human rights training

The training was facilitated by the Bomana Police Training College, with technical support from the UN Human Rights Office.

With over one hundred and twenty years of policing experience amongst them, three regional training officers, Chief Inspector Paul Bai, Senior Inspector Temi Josaiah and Senior Inspector Ed Ona Mesa, all raised that human rights is a great concern for the RPNGC and for the public that they serve.

Hela residents urged to maintain peace

Provincial police commander, Teddy Agwi, made this comment after 16 vehicles belonging to ExxonMobil were captured at Poroma last Thursday in Southern Highlands Province.

He says people should respect each other and maintain peace and harmony in their communities.

On another note, PPC Agwi says police operations for Christmas Eve have already commenced, adding people should observe the event in its true spirit while those who misbehave will be dealt with accordingly.

(Article by Jim John – third year UPNG Journalism student)

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Enga farewells late police officer

The late Inspector Steven Pakunara, who originated from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, served the people of Enga for over 34 years until his passing.

Provincial Police Commander, Senior Inspector Epenes Nili, described the late Pakunara as a man of discipline and maturity.

“Yumi lusim wanpla man lo kamapim na sheipim na mouldim wanpla man lo kamap olsem komishend ofisa,” PPC Nili said.

“Em i save teikim taim na risos na mani lo kamapim kain man olsem Steven Pakunara lo kamap olsem komishend ofisa, em i no wanpla liklik samting.”