15 Jun 2011

PNG police appeal for Acting PM's son to assist in murder inquiry

1:49 pm on 15 June 2011

The police in Papua New Guinea are appealing for the son of the Acting Prime Minister to come forward to assist them with their investigation into the alleged murder of a woman.

The Police Commissioner says the Acting Prime Minister Sam Abal is supporting their investigation and is shocked and saddened by the killing.

Bridget Tunnicliffe reports

"Papua New Guinea police say they're searching for the younger son of the Acting Prime Minister, who is wanted for questioning. Police Commissioner Anthony Wagambie says he was contacted by Sam Abal after a security guard discovered the body of a woman in the grounds of his private residence. He says witnesses have stated the Acting Prime Minister's son Teo Abal was the last person seen in the company of the woman in the early hours of Monday morning at his father's private residence in Konedobu. Mr Wagambie says Sam Abal was away for the weekend when the incident occurred. The Police Commissioner has appealed to Teo Abal to come in and assist police with their inquiry."