Info on escapees ‘no good’

National, Normal


DESPITE the K10,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of fugitive William Nanua Kapris, the quality of information has been “no good”.
“No good information is coming from the public. The information received to date is not helping the 22-man special unit set up to recapture the prisoners who escaped from the Bonama maximum security facility on Jan 12,” chief of police operations and acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Anthony Wagambie, said.
He appealed to the public to remain alert and to help provide “better quality information” that could provide leads to the special unit to hunt down the 11 fugitives.
Speaking to The National on Wednesday, DCP Wagambie said: “I urge the fugitives to surrender to the police.
“If they are not comfortable with that, they can approach other organisations to arrange for their surrender, like churches.”
He said a man from East Sepik, said to be one of the drivers during the escape, was arrested in Amau village, Rigo district of Central province over the weekend.
DCP Wagambie said the man was held at the Boroko police station “in a straight-forward case and is expected to appear in court soon”.
NCD and Central commander Chief Supt Awan Sete said the man would be facing charges of aiding and abetting the escapees.
He was formally charged yesterday.
Meanwhile, on the death of five men in the Boera-Porebada tribal fight over the weekend, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said there have been no arrests yet.
Mr Baki on Wednesday conducted an inspection at the scene of the tribal clash in Boera village, which is now deserted.
When asked whether police had established the cause of the fight, he said: “The matter is a long-standing land-related issue that required political intervention to get to the root cause of the feud.”