By Elizah Palme – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
Police have confirmed apprehension of Andy Paro, the alleged murderer of Grace Gavera on November 28th, 2018 at around 10.25pm at the Erima Settlement in the National Capital District.
According to a Police report today, the Policing the Police Task Force Team has apprehended and detained Mr. Paro, the alleged murderer of Grace Gavera, 26, from Central Province.
Paro who hails from Hetani Village, Koroba/Kopiago in the Hela Province was alleged to have assaulted his 26-year old girlfriend at Erima in the early hours of November 26, 2018.
Grace who works at the Accounts section of the Education Department rents a place at Erima. According to the landlord, Andy came at around 2 am on November 26th and began arguing with her and allegedly started beating her.
She was rushed to Port Moresby General Hospital. However, the suspect allegedly followed her there and took her out of the hospital where he allegedly continued to assault her until she died.
According to the victim’s family, this was not the first time the suspect has assaulted the victim. They were in a relationship for two years and he had allegedly beaten her several times during that time. The family encouraged her to leave him however, the suspect allegedly threatens her every time she tried to leave him.
Members of the Policing the Police Task Force Team at Gordons conducted a surveillance around Erima and raided the Erima Settlement last night and apprehended the suspect. He has been handed over to CID Homicide to process the case.