A murder suspect who had been on the run since February has been arrested after a dawn raid was conducted by Madag Police officers.
The murder suspect was alleged to have murdered a man from Jiwaka province in February. Madang Provincial Police Commander Superintendent David Seine Jr said police officers were quick to respond to information provided by some good community leaders that led to the apprehension of the alleged murder suspect and four others at the Public Tank outside Madang town.
He said the suspect was on the run after he was allegedly involved in the murder of the late Jayson Poli of Roku village in the Anglimp South Waghi District in Jiwaka province on February 25, 2023.
He said the suspect was murdered during a fight between Tari and Sepiks at the Metro Bridge in Jiwaka. “The suspect was at the Line Saksak House Boy when the composite team of Task Force and CID officers apprehended him and the others between 3 to 5 am in the morning on Thursday, March 16. He is now detained in the cell while the others were cautioned and discharged.
“According to police records the murder suspect was also one of those involved in the murder of a Malaysian National at the Public Tank in 2020. He was arrested, charged and convicted by the National Court on December 18, 2022,” PPC Seine said.
He said police will have to confirm why he is out after being convicted and has now allegedly murdered again. PPC Seine thanked his officers who did the dawn raid and successfully apprehended the suspect. He said such people are a threat to the community and they should be caught and put in prison where they belong.