Moresby North West MP Lohia Boe Samuel was granted K10, 000 bail by the National Court on Friday (25/03/22)evening. Bail is the discretion of the Court.
The MP and his co accused were released on bail, however, police will still pursue the charges filed against the MP for murder. The MP was arrested and charged based on evidence.
I warn any person, regardless of who ever it may be, to abstain from interfering with the State witnesses. Police will not hesitate to arrest anyone who does so.
CCTV IN FUSION 2 RESTAURANT
I understand there is file photo of the interior of the restaurant posted on social media showing where CCTV cameras are located.
The current owners took over ownership of the restaurant around 2019. The cameras are not working and have not been operational for over a year, according to the owners.
CCTV was one of the first things checked by CID Investigators who arrived at the scene a few minutes after the crime was reported.
A thorough check was made and the CCTV cameras were found to be dysfunctional. Photographs were taken of the equipment on site at the time of the incident.
The owners of the restaurant are community oriented people and have been involved in alot of charitable work over many years. They did not ask to be in this situation. It just happened.
They have cooperated very well with Police at the start of the investigation. When this tragic incident happened they immediately called the Police and Ambulance.
Other customers were also in the restaurant at the time of this shooting.
The public is urged to be more sensitive in this situation. Police investigations were carried out and the Member of Parliament and his staff were consequently arrested and charged for this crime.
They were both arrested and charged for Murder. I assure everyone and especially the family of the deceased that Police Investigators have the full support and backing to ensure that this matter goes to trial.
For now, let us allow the Court process to take its course without any interference.
If anyone has more information about the incident, please pass it on to Police CID Homicide Investigators.
A life was lost in this very unfortunate incident, and therefore it is only fair for Justice to be dispensed within the preambles of the law.
No further comments on the investigation file at hand will be made, as this is now before Court.