By JIMMY KALEBE
INVESTIGATIONS into major crimes committed recently in the Northern police command are continuing, according to Northern Asst Comm of Police (ACP) Peter Guinness.
ACP Guinness said a major investigation into the Madang treasury misappropriation was delayed because of a lack of funding.
“We have made submissions to police headquarters to seek funding to support police investigations that will take a month to fully complete,” he said.
ACP Guinness said the Madang government had also shown interest in helping police but officers needed to be fully funded in order to conduct proper investigations.
On the Kainantu shooting on March 8, where two men were shot dead at a gathering, ACP Guinness said the command was organising two officers, an investigator from Lae and a forensics officer from Port Moresby, to conduct the investigation.
“Arrangements are now in place for the team to go to Goroka to carry out the investigation,” he said.
ACP Guinness said the shooting was alleged to have been done by police officers, however, an investigation would establish the facts who was responsible for the shooting of the two men.
The shooting comes after what police alleged were people gathering to loot a major shopping centre in Kainantu town when shots were fired to disperse the crowd.
The two men who were among the crowd were shot in the head and died instantly.
ACP Guinness said the investigation would start next week and the person or persons responsible would be be arrested and charged.
Meanwhile, ACP Guinness said the investigation into the Muya fight that resulted in several killings was ongoing and police would make more arrests soon.
By JIMMY KALEBE