By GABRIEL FITO
AFTER more than six weeks of investigation, Wewak police have picked up two suspects in connection with the killing of West Yangoru local level government president Joseph Morris last December.
East Sepik provincial police commander Insp Charles Parinjo said the two men, being held in the Wewak police station cell were nabbed by Wewak police in Kimbe, West New Britain province, last week.
“They were escorted back here where they will be formally arrested and charged with the murder,” he said.
Insp Parinjo also warned the suspects’ accomplices still at large, to surrender because “we have your identities”.
“We do not care where you are, whether it is in Wewak, Lae or Kimbe because we will still come after you,” he said.
Insp Parinjo commended East Sepik governor and Yangoru Saussia MP Peter Wararu and the provincial administration for providing financial support to the police to investigate and track down the killers.
“Good police work, collective effort from all sectors of the community helped solved the murder,” he said.
Insp Parinjo has called on people in the Kumun Koboibus Census Division of West Yangoru to remain calm and let police complete their case.
“I am very impressed by the behaviour of both parties for not resorting to retaliation after police intervened and thanked them for respecting the law.
“It is very pleasing to see that from a number of major incidents after I took over as PPC last September, the people have been very cooperative by not taking the law into their own hands.
“Let the police handle the cases while the people provide the support to ensure peace prevails,” he said.