Top cop assaulted in PNG

7:24 am on 7 May 2015

Papua New Guinea's opposition leader Don Polye has condemned the alleged assault of a top anti-corruption investigator.

Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader, Don Polye

Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader, Don Polye Photo: Supplied

The director of the national fraud and anti-corruption command at the police headquarters at Konedobu, Mathew Damaru, was allegedly beaten by a lawyer who had applied for a job promotion at the police fraud squad division.

Matthew Damaru, PNG

Matthew Damaru Photo: Supplied

The Post Courier reports Mr Damaru had rejected the application, on the basis that the man was not a uniformed policeman, and that he was linked to some high-profile people currently under police investigation.

Mr Polye told the newspaper the police should arrest the man and charge him under the Criminal Code.

Mr Damaru is one of the investigators in charge of the case involving the lawyer Paul Paraka, who was arrested and charged last year in a corruption case that has implicated members of the Government.

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