PNG anti-fraud squad leader arrested and charged

9:22 pm on 12 October 2015

The director of Papua New Guinea's fraud and anti-corruption squad, Mathew Damaru, has been arrested and charged with lying under oath.

Matthew Damaru, PNG

Matthew Damaru Photo: Supplied

In a statement, police say Mr Damaru was charged on Sunday after he was arrested by the Special Internal Investigation Team, and detained at Boroko police station.

Police have refused to comment on the matters surrounding the case, saying it is currently before the courts.

Mr Damaru has been leading an investigation that involved an attempt to bring contempt charges against the police commissioner, Gari Baki, for alleged interference.