The National, Wednesday November 6th, 2013
A TRIBE in Western Highlands has paid K170,000 and 140 pigs as compensation for the death of a man from another clan.
The compensation was paid by the Kusumb-Esamb clan in Upper Nebilyerto the Nenga tribe in the Mul local level government over the death of a man early this year.
Kusumb-Esamb and Parligamp councillor Brass Opap thanked the relatives of the deceased for allowing peace to prevail.
He said people who decided to take the law into their own hands only created more problems.
“We are taking the ownership of the problem and paying this big compensation to set a precedent for neighbouring tribes and the province,” Opap said.
He urged the relatives of the dead man to live peacefully as “brothers”.
A fellow councillor from Yurupumb-Memb urged the people of Nenga to live peacefully because the problem had been resolved.