PNG officer suspended over escape

A PAPUA New Guinea jail commander has been suspended over the escape of a "notorious criminal" from a hospital where he was taken to for medical treatment.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 06 December 2018
  • 18:07
  • News
PNG officer suspended over escape Tommy Baker Maeva

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Acting correctional services commissioner Stephen Pokanis said Bomana Prison commander acting chief superintendent Kiddy Keko had been suspended.
 
Pokanis said the suspension would be lifted if no charges were laid against him.
 
The National newspaper reported that Tommy Baker Maeva, wanted by police for questioning over various criminal activities including the killing of two police officers, escaped from the Port Moresby General Hospital in October.
 
He had complained to prison authorities of a knee problem and was taken to the hospital under escort of five officers.

 

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