Death of police officer affects public

By Stanley Ove – EM TV, Port Moresby

The stabbing which led to the death of a police officer yesterday afternoon at the Gordon’s market has caused serious problems for city residents.

While the police have taken control of the situation with the closure of the market and its bus stops, city residents experienced disruptions to public transport services and accessing amenities around the market.

City residents who commute by public transportation were forced to walk to the Unagi Oval to get on PMV buses. The oval was used as a temporary bus stop.

A city resident told EM TV News that the death of the police officer does not guarantee public safety.

Since the shutting down of the Gordon’s market yesterday, market vendors and PMV buses have been affected. Waimin Jacob, a PMV bus driver said his normal profit of K400 a day has been cut down to K200 today.

Meanwhile the police say they will continue to keep the Gordon’s market and the bus stops close for an indefinite period of time.

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