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January 26, 2021

Jiwaka: LLG Council President Arrested for Murder

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Prime murder suspectoGelu Kombuk, who was onthe run for over six months, was finally arrested recently at Kamal village, Benz, Jiwaka Province.

He was charged with murder and attempted murder. Court has been adjourned to February next year to give time for proper investigations.


He wasthe Benz LLG Council President who is believed to have causedthe death of a man he had bribed to vote for him. Gelu Kombuk was alsothe leader of a notorious outlaw group that has been responsible for a string of crimes inthe Jiwaka Province.


Kombuk was asked by Jiwaka Police Chief SuperintendentoJoseph Tondop, to turn himself in. He agreed, but a week later, refused.


Operation for his capture was directed by Mr Tondop with assistance from Benz, Minj and Nondogul Police Personnel. 15 people were also arrested and a suspect injured in a shootout that occurred duringthe arrest.


The Jiwaka PPC, Mr Tondop, was disappointed that as a leader, Kombuk took part in criminal activities.

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