Tribe turns in attack suspect

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

A suspect who allegedly stabbed a Minj policeman with a screwdriver on the head was handed over to police on Wednesday by his Kondika tribesmen.
The incident happened on Sunday night in Minj, Jiwaka, when  Constable Elvi Kapnoi was attacked by six youths.
One of the youths, referred to by police as the prime suspect, allegedly stabbed Kapnoi at about 11pm at Minj Station.
The Kondika leaders surrendered the suspect after a call from provincial police commander Chief Superintendent Joseph Tondop on Monday.
Tondop told the community leaders that  the attack was uncalled for.
“I want to appeal to you leaders to help surrender five other suspects still at large,” he told them.
“This surrender ceremony demonstrates that you leaders want to cooperate with police and I commend you all for this.”
Tondop said Kapnoi was admitted to the  Kudjip hospital for two nights.
He said the suspect would be  charged with wilful murder.
Gabriel Dai, a community leader from Kondika, told Tondop and his policemen that he and his people would help surrender the other suspects.