Student suspect surrenders to police

National, Normal

The National, Friday November 8th, 2013


A GRADE 11 student at a secondary school in Wewak, East Sepik, who was wanted by police for a string of offences, including a daylight robbery of an Asian shop at Dagua market early this year, surrendered to police yesterday.

Wewak police station commander Chief Insp Sakawar Kasieng said Duma Wani, 20, and of Kanganamun village, left school after the robbery and was evading arrest until he finally gave in to police with the help of his father, a ward councillor, two police officers who flew from Port Moresby and Wewak Task Force members.

“I felt very insecure living in town so I went and tried to hide in the village. However, I could not adapt to the village life because I was brought up in town so I had a lot of problems until my father and police officers arranged for my surrender,” Wani said. 

“I talked with my father, the councillor and police on the phone this (yesterday) morning and was assured that my surrender would be safe, so I travelled on a PMV from Pagwi to Wewak but was met by police at Yangoru where I jumped off the PMV and gave myself to police.” 

Kasieng praised Wani for giving himself up, adding that there was no hide and seek in the business as the law would always catch up on offenders.