The National, Tuesday 15th November 2011
WEWAK police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of Yangoru businessman and community leader Allan Naimon last Friday.
East Sepik provincial police commander Vincent Pokas said the man was believed to be a relative of the deceased.
He was picked up by police at Holik village immediately after the incident and was now in police custody.
Snr Insp Pokas said Naimon suffered deep knife wounds to his head and died as he was being rushed to the Wewak General Hospital.
The incident occurred 100m from his home in Kuwaghwie village.
His relatives burnt down 13 houses in retaliation. Police are negotiating with the parties to reach a consensus.
Pokas said the motive for the killing was not known.
Yangoru police reported a separate incident of grievous bodily harm in the district over the weekend.
Police said a man was being questioned about the attack.
The townships of Wewak and Maprik reported no major incidents over the weekend and Pokas has commended people for partnering with police in keeping law and order under control.