Papua New Guinea

March 17th, 2022

A Papua New Guinean MP has been charged with murder, after the shooting death of a man at a restaurant in the capital of Port Moresby last week. Police will allege that Lohia Boe Samuel, the MP for Moresby North-West, was having dinner with Robert Jerry and another man at Fushion 2 restaurant on Friday 11 March when a firearm was discharged, killing Jerry. The deceased, 38-year-old Robert Jerry from Morobe is survived by his wife and seven young children – the youngest a seven-month-old baby. Anthony Wagambie, the assistant police commissioner, said that the incident occurred between 7pm and 8pm last Friday. 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.“Investigators had to piece together information and evidence before effecting the arrest today.”Samuel is a first-term government MP, having been elected to parliament last year in a by-election. Opposition Leader Beldan Namah has called for Samuel’s immediate resignation while the criminal matter proceeds <SNIP> LINK

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