Two heads of state-owned companies in PNG arrested

12:58 pm on 17 July 2019

The heads of two of Papua New Guinea's state-owned companies have been arrested this week on unrelated charges.

Papua New Guinea police.

Papua New Guinea police. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

On Monday Augustine Mano, who is the managing director of the state entity in charge of managing landowner dividends, was arrested on allegations under the cybercrime act.

Then on Tuesday the chief executive of the National Gaming Board, Imelda Agon, was arrested.

Few other details have been released but Mr Mano held a news conference to say his arrest had nothing to do with his role at the Mineral Resources Development Authority.