By Edwin Fidelis – EMTV News, Kokopo
East New Britain police have begun an investigation into the brutal killing of a man at Butuwin, a suburb on the outskirts of Kokopo town last Friday.
While the police are yet to release an official statement on the motive behind the killing, the relatives of the deceased say that it was a planned execution.
The deceased in his 30’s and a taxi driver, was called to do a pickup at the Butuwin area when he met his fate. It is understood at least two male suspects, and one female have been identified and will be brought in for questioning.
His relatives however, have brushed off rumors that he was shot in the head while his hands were tied to his back. They say he may have been killed in the car before being taken out.
A post mortem carried out over the weekend has indicated that he was hacked with a sharp heavy object that penetrated his skull, resulting to his death.
The East New Britain Provincial Police Commander, Senior Inspector Joseph Tabali, is yet to make an official statement following last Friday’s killing.