Robert Gesa

Passam road situation returns to normal

The situation followed an attempted holdup of a route 3-10 PMV bus belonging to a man from Kubalea in the Yangoru-Saussia district, who resides at Yawasoro in Wewak.

The owner and relatives retaliated, attacking the nearby Passam villagers.

Nevertheless, PPC East Sepik, Robert Gesa, gave the assurance that the situation was under control.

Media personnel en route to Maprik also witnessed that the roads were cleared out and normalcy had returned.

Woman hit, dragged in alleged drunk driving accident

East Sepik provincial police commander, Robert Gesa, said the vehicle, identified as a LandCruiser 10-seater, had gone off-road and was driving in the opposite direction when it hit the deceased in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Although reports are still sketchy, the PPC said police gathered that the driver had gone off-road while travelling from Wewak to the airport.

PPC Gesa said the vehicle hit the woman just outside the airport car park and dragged her body a little distance away from the airport exit car park.

PPC concerned over officers’ accommodation

The welfare of police officers is as important as their duties.

This comes after concerns were raised on the living standards of some of these officers, especially in the Nuigo and Yawasoro barracks in East Sepik Province.

The provincial police commander, Robert Gesa, says accommodation is one of the major problems faced by the province’s police.

Gesa said one of the barracks has been condemned and to date, most of these police men and women, including their families, are living in this rundown place.

Awareness necessary for residents: Police

This is one of the approaches that will be taken by the East Sepik police command to deal with law and order problems in the province.

East Sepik provincial police commander, Robert Gesa, said the province has a great burden of law and order issues.

He said there are different approaches that have been taken to address this however, all have been futile.

Gesa added that under community policing, awareness will be done to inform and educate people on the importance of law and order and how people should adhere to it.

ESP police on alert

East Sepik police boss, Robert Gesa, said despite the state of the island, people need to keep a straight head in this kind of situation.

The PPC has revealed that he has assigned officers to man the Dandan care centre to ensure the flow of peace and law and order from the islanders while they are being looked after.

“Disorderly and unnecessary behavior will not be tolerated by police,” warns Gesa.

He said lives are at stake here and it is important that everyone cooperates in ensuring the smooth flow of movement both at the care centre and around Wewak town.

Trouble-free West Sepik

Provincial Police Commander Robert Gesa commended the people’s behaviour during the campaign period.

“I am very happy with candidates and supporters’ conduct, which have shown a sign of maturity,” PPC Gesa said.  

He further appealed to the people of West Sepik to maintain peace in the remaining days of the election campaign period and polling.

The 14 days polling of the 2017 National Election will start on June 24.  

(File picture of Vanimo Town)

Police investigating counterfeit money post

They were alerted after the post went viral early this week, claiming that police in Vanimo intercepted a shipment of counterfeit K100 notes at the Indonesian border.

However, Sandaun provincial police commander, Superintendent Robert Gesa, told Loop PNG that they have not intercepted nor come across any money yet.

“We do not have any money in our possession, we don’t have a police report on it on our station OB (occurrence book) or even on our crime register,” said the PPC.