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SUSPECTS ROUNDED UP AFTER SEARCH

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SUSPECTS ROUNDED UP AFTER SEARCH

The fellow city police today rounded up the suspects who allegedly inflicted assault on young lawyer Laken Lepatu Aigilo last month.

They all are serving members of a mobile police unit in Port Moresby.

Those arrested include the alleged main suspect Israel Bill after a month of search.

Unofficial report says police have released him and his accomplices on bail after spending hours in Boroko Cell. 

Lawyer Laken Lepatu Aigilo with swollen and bleeding face.

Lawyer Aigilo commended Police Commissioner David Manning, ACP Anthony Wagambie Jnr and Metropolitan Superintendent Gideon Ikumu for a job well done.

He said their arrest meant no one is above the law and justice served on him.

Last month, Commissioner Manning directed the release his release from custody.

Some members of the fox unit forcefully entered Mr Aigilo’s Waigani residence. Then they allegedly assaulted him and locked up him at the Boroko Police Station without having charged him.

In addition, Aigilo said they did not return his laptop which he alleged the policemen forcefully got from him. https://postcourier.com.pg/lawyer-charged-defamatory-publication/

Further, lawyer Aigilo claimed his arrest was in relation to an official corruption allegations he lodged with Ombudsman Commission. Furthernore, the allegation was gainst Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas on Porgera Mine benefits.

.https://pngsun.com/amp/2021/04/16/enga-governor-referred-to-watchdog

Commissioner Manning said Sir Peter didn’t officially lay a complaint at any police station at the time of Aigilo’s arrest. 

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