PoM Gen

Wartoto admitted back to hospital

His admittance follows interim orders that were issued by the Waigani National Court on 23 February by Human Rights judge, Justice David Cannings.

The interim order allowed for urgent medical attention to be given for his “deteriorating medical conditions”. 

Wartoto, who was sentenced on 23 June 2017, was in hospital from March 2017 to 10 January 2018 when he was taken back to Bomana without being formally discharged.

He was among those prisoners who were removed from the hospital on 10 January on orders from the Correctional Service Commissioner, Michael Waipo.

Man burnt and put beside car

According to an eyewitness, David Wesley, the incident happened between 1am and 2am today.

The man, who is yet to be identified, was burnt and put in an old car beside the road.

His body has been removed and taken to the Port Moresby General Hospital by the St John’s Ambulance staff.

Police are yet to confirm the incident.

More updates to come.

(Picture courtesy of David Wesley)