Man charged with marking ballot papers

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The National, Tuesday 10th July, 2012

A MAN was arrested on Sunday and charged with interfering at a polling station.
Police said Isaac Henry, a villager from Kaintiba, was charged by Kerema police for interfering at a polling venue and detained at the Kerema police station.
Gulf provincial police commander Chief Insp Heni Vagi said Henry had marked ballot papers at Alika River betwee­n Kerema and Port Moresby and gave them to Mark Ainamendo, a public servant in the Malalaua district of Gulf province last Sunday.
He said the ballot papers were marked and in Ainamendo’s possession when police arrested him on Tuesday.
Aninamendo is in police custody at Kerema.
Vagi said Henry had been on the run until police arrested him on Sunday.
A youth was also arrested for threatening police in Kerema.
Student Timothy Vai from Ikinumu village in Baimuru was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he threatened police.