Northern man charged with murder

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday July 3rd, 2013


POLICE have arrested and charged a man from Northern with wilful murder of four Chinese nationals at Koki, in Port Moresby, last week. 

The suspect is being detained at the Boroko police cells as investigations continue, National Capital Distrcit-Central divisional commander Jim Andrews said yesterday.

The four Chinese nationals were found dead on the night of June 27 during what police believed was a robbery attempt of their store, Pooma Trading.

Police said the suspect was an 18-year-old from Korara village, Musa district, in Northern and he was detained on Monday.

“Our detectives with good leads to the case have managed over the past couple of days to arrest the individual and we are progressing at a good pace,” Andrews said.

“The suspect is now in custody and will be appearing at the Boroko District Court for mention. 

“Police also have in custody and are still questioning eight employees of the store.”

Andrews praised the public support police had received.

 “I would like to thank the general public for assisting us in the investigations and appeal to them to continue to do so,” he said.

“Police investigators are confident of more arrests.”