Port Moresby police chief seeks public help on looting claims

10:16 am on 24 November 2018

The Port Moresby police commander is appealing for the public to come forward if they have information that disgruntled officers encouraged people to loot shops in the city.

Papua New Guinea police.

Papua New Guinea police. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The looting happened after members of the disciplinary forces had stormed into the Papua New Guinea parliament on Tuesday, demanding payment of their allowances for work during the APEC summit.

Chief Superintendent Perou N'Dranou said there were posts on social media that some police personnel had actively encouraged the looting.

He said there were a lot of false rumours being spread through social media and he says it is very important to substantiate this claim.

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