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Suspect in Late Dr. Rongap’s Murder Apprehended

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A key suspect wanted for the Murder of Senior Paediatrician Late Dr. Alphonse Rongap who was killed last year, is now in police custody.

He was apprehended early this morning along the back road area during a raid conducted by Members of the Lae Police Intelligence and the Sector Response Unit. 

Police received information of his whereabouts and raided the location.

He was found in possession of a homemade pistol and was detained along with the married couple who were harbouring him.

The suspect admitted to being the one who pulled the trigger. The murder weapon was recovered this afternoon, found stashed away in a bag.

During his time in hiding, the suspect continued engaging in criminal activities, threatening witnesses.
The late Dr. Alphonse Rongap was a senior paediatrician at the Angau Memorial General Hospital.

He had been travelling home along the Backroad past Malahang when he was brutally attacked by 5 men, and was shot in close range with a homemade gun last year.

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