Man allegedly shot for swearing at police


POLICE say a man has been hospitalised after he was shot for swearing at police officers on patrol in East Sepik on Saturday.
Provincial police commander Chief Supt Peter Philips said the police officers came across a group of men drinking homebrew near a government station at about 2pm.
The men started swearing at the officers.
They also threw stones at the police officers.
Philips said the officers chased them into the bush and shot one in the thigh.
He was brought to the Boram General Hospital and underwent surgery to remove the bullet lodged in his thigh.
Meanwhile, members of the East Sepik police mobile squad have been blamed for the death of a villager at the Yangoru police station.
Police internal investigation officer Charles Winuan said Roger Wariengra, 38, from Hagama village, was remanded at the police station on June 13 last year.
The mobile squad was brought to the Yangoru-Saussia electorate by MP Richard Maru from the Highlands region because of the escalating law and order situation in the area.
Arnold Michael, a relative of Wariengra, had written to the police internal affairs to investigate the killing after suspecting that police officers had killed him.
Winuan said police in the province would follow up on the complaint lodged by Wariengra’s relative regarding members of the East Sepik police mobile squad.

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