As investigations into the death of the Correctional Services (CS) officer continues with no new leads, CS Commissioner Mr. Steven Pokanis has come to call on the general public to come forward and work alongside Police in Kavieng to identify and apprehend those responsible for the officer’s death.
Almost 3 weeks ago late Officer John Hungi was found just outside the Kavieng CS Facility after being beheaded by unknown assailants.
“People were there, they must have seen something, how can there be no witnesses? So, I am calling on the people to please come forward and assist in the investigations if they have seen anything,” the commissioners stated.
Pokanis said that they need to find out the exact accounts of what had happened, so they can bring closure to the family of the late officer.
He added that police in the New Ireland province have yet to establish any leads pertaining to the officer’s demise, but are working closely to establish facts surrounding the death.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Pokanis also stated that the death of the officer is concerning as this is the first time in almost ten years since an incident such as this occurred.
“I believe that this is concerning us, I mean we’ve had instances in the past where we’ve lost officers, but to lose one in this way while off duty and intoxicated is a big concern for the CS,” Pokanis said.
Right now, their main concern is for them to work with their sister force to repatriate the body of the late officer back to his family and home province.