EAST Sepik acting provincial police commander Insp Charles Parinjo has commended the people of Kambokora village for surrendering the driver of a vehicle that ran off the Angoram Highway on Feb 11, killing one of their daughters.
Insp Parinjo said an Isuzu Trooper, belonging to ASPAC Ltd and was being used for road works along the Angoram Highway, ran off the road at Kambokora village, into a house and killing a young girl who was taking an afternoon nap.
He said it was a very rare move by the villagers who could have killed the driver in revenge but kept him safe and unharmed.
The vehicle was also well taken care of and returned to the company when police arrived.
“The people of Kambokora have passed a hardest test by keeping the driver unharmed and this is the way forward for all Papua New Guineans,” he said.
In showing their appreciation to the villagers, the company made peace with them by presenting K30,000 and provided food items for the relatives of the deceased last Friday.
Insp Parinjo said the driver had been arrested and charged.
He was expected to appear before the Wewak Committal Court for mention today.