More murderers arrested by YakasaJune 30 2009 at 10:56 AM
Eight charged with murder of students
By JEFFREY ELAPA
EIGHT suspects, believed to be linked with the killing of two students at Five-Mile settlement last Wednesday, have been charged with one count of wilful murder each.
NCD metropolitan commander Chief Supt Fred Yakasa said the suspects were charged yesterday and would appear in court once their files were ready.
He said other suspects were still at large.
He said suspects involved in the killing of a man, believed to have been a security guard from Maramuni district, Enga province, had not been handed over.
Chief Supt Yakasa said there were two incidents that night within minutes of each other one involving the Enga man and the other involving the students from Western Highlands, one of whom was the son of Dei MP Puri Ruing.
He said investigations were continuing to establish the motive for the killings. There are suggestions the violence was related to the State of Origin game televised that night, and an alleged argument over a woman.
Chief Supt Yakasa appealed to the community to step forward with any information in relation to the incident.
He said more raids would be conducted in the area to clean up all illegal activities.
He also warned people living in the vicinity of Two-Mile hill, saying there had been a lot of criminal activities such as bag-snatching and robbery.
Last Saturday, more than 10 youths held up a bus there, robbed passengers and fled to the settlement.
Uni student murder suspect arrested
By PATRICK TALU
THE main suspect in the murder of a fourth-year physics student at the University of Papua New Guinea has been arrested and charged with one count of wilful murder.
NDC metropolitan commander Chief Supt Fred Yakasa yesterday told The National that the main suspect, who was on the run since the killing, is now behind bars.
Chief Supt Yakasa stated that he was happy with his men who worked tirelessly around the clock to hunt down the suspect.
He said police would lay other appropriate charges relating to the killing when investigations were completed.
Gideon Huasi, 22, a physics student at UPNG from Munji village in Kubalia district, East Sepik province, died from gunshot wounds to his arm and back last month.
Three other suspects were caught earlier by police and are also in police custody.
Meanwhile, Supt Yakasa also confirmed that the fourth suspect behind the kidnapping of Nambawan Super managing director Leon Buskens 12-year-old daughter, his sister-in-law and her two-year-old child was arrested and was behind bars.
Supt Yakasa said the suspect was arrested over the weekend and had 18 different charges relating to abduction and kidnapping laid against him.
The suspect is believed to be from Lufa district in the Eastern Highlands province.