By JUNIOR UKAHA
POLICE have arrested three suspects in connection with the killing of a student in his dormitory at the University of Technology in Lae last Saturday.
Graham Romanong, a first-year Surveying and Land Studies student from Mendi in Southern Highlands, died after he was attacked by a group of men armed with knives.
Lae Met Supt Anthony Wagambie Jr said the three were among a group of students from Enga about to leave Lae to return to their province.
He said the police intercepted them at 9-Mile along the Highlands Highway after receiving a tip-off.
“The suspects have been detained,” Wagambie said. “All of them are students at Unitech. They are being processed by the Criminal Investigation Division officers.
“Once all witness statements are collected and everything is finalised, they will be slapped with wilful murder charges.”
Wagambie said five bus-loads of Engan students were stopped by police and ordered to return to the Lae Central Police Station where the three were arrested.
“I had spoken to the Enga students of the reason they were all brought to the station,” Wagambie said. “It was to identify the suspects and clear the other students.”
He said no suspects have been arrested in relation to the arson cases. A number of buildings were torched on Saturday night.
Wagambie said the rest of the Enga students were released and escorted by police to Goroka in Eastern Highlands.
“From Goroka, our colleagues there will escort them to Enga,” Wagambie said.
Wagambie said an earlier incident where an Engan student was attacked with a knife and was admitted at a private hospital was still under investigation.
By JUNIOR UKAHA