By THOMAS HUKAHU
HIGH speed driving following the Independence Day anniversary celebrations has claimed the life of a man along Central’s Magi Highway on Sunday.
The driver of a hired 10-seater vehicle with 11 others was travelling back to Port Moresby after the celebrations when the vehicle overturned.
The driver tried to negotiate Maegolo Bridge near Upulima rubber station, but the vehicle overturned due to the vehicle moving at very high speed, Central’s police commander John Maru said yesterday in Port Moresby.
The driver, Goma Mado, 36, of Si’ina village at Abau’s Cloudy Bay, died as a result and two other passengers of the vehicle were in critical condition at Port Moresby General Hospital. Nine other passengers were treated for minor injuries and had since been discharged.
At Tolukuma, Goilala district, on Sunday a big fight broke out between villagers from Woitape and Tapini at the hosting of a sports event to celebrate the Independence Day anniversary celebrations.
Police had been flown by helicopter over to Tolukuma to investigate the incident.
Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for being in possession of marijuana.
The youth, of Tororo village, was travelling with a 10kg bag of marijuana when he was arrested by the police at Utalama, between Tapini and Hiritano.
The police confiscated the bag and were processing the case with a view of charging him, Maru said.