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April 7, 2020

Security Guard Brushed-up by Soldiers

A brutal attack bPNG Defence Force officers fromthe Goldie Barracks has left a security personal with injuries.


The lone guard fromthe Pacific Corporate Security firm was assaulted atthe security base after security officers arrested a suspect involved in an arm robbery atthe Penthouse club overthe weekend.

The arrest ofthe armed robbery suspect took place outsidethe perimeters ofthe barracks and had no relation tothe Defence Force officers.


The victim Ben Mote from Chimbu was severely bashed by two loads of truck with uniformed officers.


“They hit me fromthe back of my head and my mind went off&hellipthey bit me up and dragged me onthe ground,” Mote said.

Mote was rescued by a police dog unit who intervened to stopthe attack and rushed him tothe Port Moresby General Hospital.


“My boss has calledthe Minister for Defence and he is aware of what had happened so we’re just waiting for their (Defence Force Hierarchy) response,” he said.


Kaupa said an internal investigation will be carrlied out bythe firm and called onthPNG Defence Force hierarchy to apprehendthe officers involved.


This attack has raised concern fromthe public after similar attacks and burning of properties outside 7-mile andthe rampage done atthe Medical Faculty.


The public are alarmed bythe discipline ofthe force.


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