Investigation continues into alleged beating by lawyer

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The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

 POLICE are investigating a woman’s complaint that she was assaulted by a lawyer who lives near her family.

Agnes Mahiro, who is married to a police officer, said she and her children had been waiting for police for two months to investigate her complaint.

She claimed the man had beaten her up and her children while her husband was out on duty travel in the country.

A medical report showed that Mahiro had a tooth damaged and was suffering from head and back pains. Dr Daryl Holmes confirmed her medical condition.

She had sent copies of her complaint to the police, the Papua New Guinea Law Society and the Ombudsman Commission in Port Moresby. 

Deputy Police Commissioner Simon Kauba said he was aware of the case and had directed the assistant commissioner, Jim Andrews, to investigate the case immediately.

Andrews has directed the officer in charge of the criminal investigation department to investigate the complaint.

Mahiro is reporting the matter because she fears for her family.

“My children were subject to assault and that is not good for them as it will psychologically affect them,” she said.