Post-election situation quiet in ENB, Manus: Police


POLICE on Manus and in East New Britain say it has been quiet since the declaration of their elected members.
Manus police commander Chief Insp David Yapu said the general situation on law and order had been quiet with only minor street offences reported to police and a few arrests made.
He said the province commemorated Remembrance Day with a dawn service at the Naval Base at Lombrum last Friday and on Saturday at Independence Park in Lorengau involving mostly school children.
Yapu thanked the people of Manus for maintaining law and order.
ENB acting police commander Snr Insp Joseph Tabali said the province had been quiet after the declarations of all its five seats.
Tabali thanked security personnel involved in the national election saying they had done a great job.
Meanwhile, in West New Britain, police commander Supt Jim Namora was allegedly stood down from election operations.
His suspension notice was served by Chief Superintendent Paul Kamuai, deputy divisional commander NGI last Friday. It is understood that the suspension had to do with election-related issues.
Namora has accepted the suspension notice and appealed to the joint security forces to remain focused on their duties until the end of the election.

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