16 Jun 2011

PNG police arrest son of acting PM

5:46 am on 16 June 2011

The police in Papua New Guinea have arrested the adopted son of the acting prime minister Sam Abal over the death of a woman found at his property.

Teo Abal, whose father is in charge while veteran leader Sir Michael Somare recovers from heart surgery, was arrested last night.

Police spokesman, Dominic Kakas, says Teo Abal is being questioned but he could not confirm whether charges had yet been laid against him.

On Tuesday, Sam Abal, had stressed that he would cooperate with the police on the case.

He also added that if any of his family members are involved, they will face the full brunt of the law and will not be treated differently as anyone else in similar situations.

Sam Abal had recently moved to a hotel and was not living at the Konedobu address at the time of the incident