Killing angers PPC

Lae News, Main Stories

The National, Wednesday 09th November 2011

MOROBE provincial police commander Peter Guinness is angry over the brutal killing of a highlander at Poahom around mid-day Monday.
“If Morobeans promise to lay down arms and stop violence, then Morobeans need to say and do it from the bottom of their hearts, minds and spirits,” Guinness said.
“How come an innocent man can be killed like an animal in front of his daughter at Poahom or slashed and dumped in a toilet?” he said.
The man’s body was retrieved from behind Igam barracks.
“You need to be mindful of your actions because innocent people in the community and business are being killed.”
Guinness made his comments as Morobe leaders delivered an assurance letter at Bumayong to National Planning Minister Sam Basil.
No details of the murder victim or perpetrators were available.
Receiving the letter, Basil challenged the Morobe provincial executive council and Governor Luther Wenge to involve all 10 political leaders in any process.
“Lae is not for a select group of PEC members,” he said.
“This is an international community, therefore the Lae Chamber of Commerce, government institution heads, all 10 Morobe politicians and community leaders should be involved in the planning of the city,” Basil said.
“If there any problems, we all will be responsible to unite and solve the issue.”
Kabwum MP Bob Dadae said he for the first time had become a PEC member “because of the violence”.
Dadae said the national and Morobe provincial governments would show respect for those who lost their lives and property during the violence.
The occasion was witnessed by Dadae, acting Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga and Momase police ACP Giossi Labi and deputy Allan Kundi, Lae metropolitan commander Supt Nema
Mondiai and provincial police commander Guinness.