Top cop warns supporters

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The National, Tuesday 30th April 2013

 ENGA police chief, acting Superintendant Philip Welia has asked Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and elections petitioner Sandy Talitha to ensure that their supporters behave themselves.

The elections petition filed by Talitha is being heard in Wabag.

“I appeal to the people of Enga not to interfere with the court process,” he said from Wabag.

“There’s already a report of burning down of a vehicle.”

His officers have identified eight people who could face arrest. “I am very disappointed,” Welia said.

He said the incident happened at Teremanda village just outside Wabag town.

 “Police will mount a strong security presence during the course of the court case and will arrest anyone disturbing the hearing,” Welia said.

“I have directed my police station commander to conduct roadblocks.”

If the competency application by Ipatas is dismissed, a full trial will be held.