The National, Thuresday 12th January 2012
By GABRIEL FITO
WEWAK police have recaptured a prison escapee who dashed for freedom last year while serving a sentence for armed robbery at the Boram jail, in East Sepik.
Police task force commander Jack Emmanuel said the escapee was serving six years for the Telikom Wewak robbery in 2005.
Police records show the prisoner escaped from jail after serving five years but was returned to the jail on Tuesday to complete his term.
Emmanuel said a further jail term for escaping from custody would be added to the 12 months the prisoner had yet to serve.
Meanwhile, two auxiliary policemen wanted by police for the break-in at YC auxiliary police station last year were caught by police on Tuesday.
Emmanuel said the two men broke into the station and removed items confiscated by police during a raid in their community.
He said the two men were being questioned and would be charged later this week.
Police also reported a wilful murder in the Kreer Public Tank area late last week.
A woman from the Yangkok area, in West Sepik, was allegedly raped and killed by suspects who dragged her from her family home on Saturday night.
The motive behind the killing is not known.