Senior PNG cop wanted for questioning

3:24 pm on 23 February 2016

The head of Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Metropolitan police division says his predecessor in the role, Andy Bawa, is wanted for questioning over allegations of misconduct in office.

Papua New Guinea Police National Capital District (NCD) Metropolitan Commander Andy Bawa (left).

PNG National Capital District Metropolitan Commander Andy Bawa (left). Photo: RNZI / Todagia Kelola

Benjamin Turi told the newspaper, The National, police were appealing to Mr Bawa to front up for questioning over allegations against him relating to when he held the top position in the national capital.

Mr Turi said the allegations included the use of funds allocated for security during the 2015 Pacific Games.

Mr Bawa's exact whereabouts is reportedly unknown.

Late last year, he was posted to Mt Hagen in a major reshuffle by Police Commissioner Gari Baki, who has embarked on a discipline drive within the force.

Mr Turi indicated allegations of torture and misuse of police weapons had been levelled against the Bawa command.

Meanwhile, PNG media reported last week that a hand grenade exploded at Benjamin Turi's official Gerehu residence.