Seven suspects arrested over murder of businessman


POLICE in West New Britain arrested seven suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Chinese businessman Jonny Zhuang Ming at Bialla on Jan 11.
West New Britain acting police commander Snr Insp Daniel Yangen said the suspects were arrested by a combined operation by local police and mobile squad members who were in Bialla after the killing.
All the suspects are charged with one count of murder, one count of illegal use of motor vehicle, two counts of armed robbery and one count each of wounding and locked up.
Snr Insp Yangen said three remained at large but they were known to police and he expected them to be arrested soon.
It was alleged that on Jan 11, the armed men went into New town Wholesale where they had an argument with people in the store.
The deceased, who was the store owner, went out to see what was happening when he was attacked.
Snr Insp Yangen said the criminals went away in a getaway vehicle.
He said the vehicle they were using was believed to be someone else’s so they were also arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He said local police from Bialla and the mobile squad arrested the suspects.
Snr Insp Yangen also thanked Hargy Oil Palm Ltd and local leaders for funding.
“That is the way every business house and leaders should address law and order issues in their respective areas,” he said.
“Police can attend to their complaints but the public must know the reality that they (police) will still need support from the community in terms of information of the criminals and logistics support.”

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