Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said that as the students and teachers begin the school year, the parents of the three teachers are grieving for their loved ones.
PPC Rubiang said a teacher was killed by criminals and is currently in the morgue of Modilon Hospital. Another is missing at sea following a costly incident at sea, while the third, a primary school teacher at Sigia Elementary in the Transgogol region, was murdered in Jopto on January 14, 2022. This teacher was identified as Peter Kabazaum, 46 of mixed parentage. from Central and Madang. Police reported that he was beheaded by the criminals as he walked to his village in PMV. PPC Rubiang said the matter was brought to the attention of the police when PNG Defense Force soldiers who were at the scene helped locals bring the headless body to Jomba Police Station. The body of the late Kabazaum is also in the morgue of Modilon Hospital. Police said his head was taken by the criminals.
PPC Rubiang said police are investigating the matter. Some suspects who turned themselves in to police over the weekend have been profiled for the benefit of the police investigation.
The PPC added that the body of another teacher was found at the Mis Sunday Market. He has been identified as Camillus Lovon, of mixed East New Britain and Mis Village parentage. PPC Rubiang said Raibus security guards found the body of the late teacher on the morning of Wednesday January 26, police were alerted.
The PPC said the late Lovon was a teacher at Komba Primary School.
“I am sad that some people in Madang province do not protect people who change province but become violent towards them. We must work with them and develop our respective villages. The police are investigating all these murder cases,” the PPC said.