By Vasinatta Yama – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, has commended Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie for maintaining peace, law and order and security in Lae following recent unrest at the University of Technology (Unitech).
Commissioner Baki has responded to a call made by Works and Implementation Minister, Francis Awesa, asking for Wagambie to stand down.
Baki says this was insensitive, irresponsible and uncalled for, and applauded Wagambie’s efforts in acting responsibly and professionally throughout the student unrest.
The commissioner also said Wagambie and his officers, and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is not responsible for the death of Unitech student, Graham Romanong.
Baki said the incident happened inside the university campus and was an issue between students; police were there to prevent it from spreading onto the streets, and protecting the campus from external threats.
Wagambie’s leadership, says Baki, resulted in the quick arrest of three of murder suspects in a separate incident, and politicians should refrain from meddling with the internal affairs of the constabulary.