Port Moresby City has seen an increase in murder cases in the month of June, as was reported by the NCD & Central Commander and Assistant Commissioner Anthony Wagambie Jnr.
A total of 4 murder cases have been reported in the city since 1st of June.
The NCD & Central Commander relayed this information while condemning the brutal murder of a Goilala man at Manu Auto-port information market recently.
The victim was chased and slashed to death along the road.
ACP Wagambie said one of several suspects from Hela province was arrested and detained over this killing.
ACP Wagambie said the killing of two women on separate occasions in the city and the brutal murder of a male student attending Port Moresby Technical College at the height of the recent Gabi unrest, were intolerable.
He said the two women killed include a Chinese national who was gunned downed by criminals during a robbery at Hohola on June 6 and a PNG woman who was allegedly bashed to death by her husband, who is a soldier.
He said NCD Metropolitan police are investigating the robbery and death of the Chinese woman and have arrested and detained the soldier involved in the murder of his wife.
Several suspects of the murdered Pom-Tech student have also been arrested and are now in Police custody.
Wagambie said the police are doing everything in their power to stop the violence in the communities, but they need the support from city residents and for people in the community to respect the rule of law and for people not take the law into their own hands.
“I am calling on the leaders in all sectors of the community and our young people as well to address law and order issues in their own capacity and within their own communities.”
“All of us, (police and stakeholders) are vested with the responsibility of ensuring that our community is safe and free from crime and violence.”
“We can reduce crime and violence, if we work together and promote peace and harmony in the community, through mutual understanding, trust and partnership.”
The Commander has added that investigations into the four killings are ongoing.