All five suspects wanted for the rape of a Lae nurse have been arrested by police. The arrests come against a backdrop of increasing calls for the death penalty to be imposed.
The Morobe Provincial Assembly’s Law and order chairman – the provincial equivalent of the National police minister – says he will be writing to the Prime Minister to seek tougher penalties or at least reignite discussions about the death penalty.
It brings to mind a discussion with the former police minister, Bire Kimisopa who said: “As long as I am in government, no Papua New Guinean will be put to death.”
What should we do?