Alarm over jailbreak

The National,Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

ESCAPEES from the Mendi police station cell last month are still at large, causing concern for surrounding communities, a Mendi-Munihu district leader says.
Lucas Martin, from Ekari village in the Upper-Mendi local level government, told The National that police should clarify whether they had  been recaptured or investigations were still being done.
Martin alleged that some of those escapees were hardened criminals.
“Some of them had stolen a Mogol Secondary School vehicle, Mendi National Court judge’s vehicle and the latest was the Ekari Catholic Mission vehicle. The Catholic Church used its own resource to retrieve the vehicle in Mt Hagen after one week,” Martin said.
“The church is thankful to Constable James Opa who headed the investigation to have the vehicle retrieved.”
Martin said the church was worried about retaliation.
He said such mass breakouts would continue unless the police hierarchy appointed officers for an immediate internal investigation to find out how the breakout eventuated.
“This could be an inside job, we need to find out. These are some issues that are affecting our province and country due to corrupt practice and we cannot keep silent,”  Martin claimed.