Police defend Hohola eviction


POLICE say an eviction exercise carried out last week by officers in Port Moresby was in compliance with a court order.
National Capital District and Central police commander Sylvester Kalaut said the eviction carried out by police at Hohola was in accordance with an order issued by district court on Sept 9.
People living at Section 8, Allotment 11 along Cedar Street in Hohola were evicted by police to make way for the registered owner.
Kalaut said Uvisa Evoa had earlier gone to the National Court challenging the land title which was issued to Frank Kangu.
However, his challenge was dismissed by the court.
“Thereafter, Kangu went to the district court and obtained a summary ejectment order,” Kalaut said.
“The police acted on this order.”
He said Kangu was the registered owner of the land and had the title under his name.
Kalaut said police assisted Kangu to evict people living in the property.
Kangu obtained the title to the property in 2010.
He tried to take possession of the land but was resisted by people living there.
Meanwhile, the Evoa family was forced out of their home last Tuesday.
According Thresa Uvisa, they were now living under a makeshift shelter across the road.

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