rogue soldiers

Defence chief: Soldiers discipline a big focus

PNGDF Chief of Staff, Colonel Mark Goina, says that this is the reason why there have been directives issued by the Commander’s office to deal with rowdy soldiers.

Under the new directives any soldier found to have broken any military or civilian laws within two years of their pass out will be directly removed from the force.

Another concept that Goina highlighted was the Company of Excellence Concept that is being carried out at both the 1RPIR at Taurama and 2RPIR at the Moem barracks.

​Soldiers to appear in court tomorrow

David Tappe and Francis Nasi will appear before Magistrate John Kaumi at the Waigani District Court tomorrow morning where the charge of attempted murder will be withdrawn against them.

On August 3, Tappe and Nasi made their first appearance in court alongside other defendants Jude Nidung and Kenneth Yangun.

They were later released on bail however police investigations found Tappe and Nasi were not involved.

Meanwhile Nidung and Yangun are being detained at Bomana after the death of the victim, Jeremiah Yinu.