MP DETAINED: POLICE BAIL DENIED
Moresby North-West MP, Lohia Boe Samuel was arrested and charged for murder, and locked up at the Boroko Police Station cells today.
In a media statemenr, Commander NCD/Central Assistant Commissioner, Anthony Wagambie Junior said the MP was invited to Boroko Police station, escorted to the NCD Homicide section and charged today under section 300 sub section (1) (b)(ii) of the PNG Criminal Code Act.
The firearm is owned and licensed to the Member of Parliament.
Mr Wagambie said the investigators had to piece together information and evidence before effecting the arrest today.
At the time of the incident, the MP was in the company of one of his staff and the deceased.
Commander Wagambie said: “While we understand the emotions and public outcry through different forms of media, the Constabulary has a Constitutional duty to perform and must remain focused throughout the investigation.”
He stated that Police Investigators had to gather evidence and information to ensure that the right person is charged for discharging the firearm resulting in death.
Samuel has been detained at Boroko Police Station cell and refused Police bail.
His staff member is currently being interviewed.