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January 29, 2022
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Western Highlands Province Tops Family & Sexual Violence Cases

Western Highlands Province is leading with a high number of family and sexual violence cases.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Martin Lakari, told EMTV News today that it is common to almost every household.

Lakari is warning the people that police in Western Highlands will not take theses case lightly when reported, adding that the Western Highlands province is leading with petty crimes and social issues.

He said many of the Family and Sexual Violence cases that are brought to the police station occur after a husband or wife is drunk. He condemned such behaviour and urged the people of Western Highlands Province to make preventative decisions.

Last week, police in Western Highlands mobilised and arrested two men from the Tambul-Nebilyer electorate, for the alleged rape of two high school girls. The men were charged with sexual penetration and were refused bail and are currently locked up at the Baisu jail.

Lakari warned the general public that the election period will be a tough one and they must be responsible.

Meanwhile, a Senior Constable attached to the Highlands Mobile Squad was arrested yesterday for having, in possession, an unlicensed pistol.

PPC Lakari said the police officer used the firearm to threaten the public while under the influence of alcohol. He was refused bail and is currently in police custody awaiting his court appearance.

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