THE PORT Moresby Chamber of Commerce has expressed disgust at the escape of 12 prisoners, including cop killer William Kapris, from the maximum security division at Bomana Gaol.
It has been revealed that the escape involved a suspended
warder who was involved in a previous escape by Kapris
The Chamber of Commerce says heads must roll over the rash of escapes from PNG’s major prisons. It noted that 140 prisoners had escaped from prisons around the country in recent times.
“There are too many nagging questions about this incident, ”said a spokesman for the Chamber, “which makes us wonder how far organised crime has permeated into the higher ranks of our society.”
He said a cleanup of Corrective Services was required and urged the government to act immediately and suspend those responsible.
Several unnamed senior officers from Corrective Services said the department was “a family company” and “rotten with corruption.”
Source: ‘Suspended CS officer helps out in the great escape’ by Mohammad Bashir, PNG Post-Courier, Friday 15 January