Papua New Guinea politician arrested and explains to his people

I thought I would inform my people of Western Province of today’s happening towards myself.
Today (yesterday) while I was in Kiunga, a Tropicair chartered plane flew into Kiunga with 5 police officers from Fraud and Anticorruption who picked me up.
We landed in POM at 4:30pm and was taken to Fraud office at Konedobu for interview.
The interview finished at 8:03pm and I was arrested and charged with one (1) count of posting defamatory materials under section 21 (2) of Cyber Crime Code Act, 2016 and one count of attempt to pervert the course of Justice under section 136 of the Criminal Court.
Later I was taken to Boroko police cell which I got a K1,000 bail on the two charges. I am now at home trying to settle.
My lawyers will attend to the matter commencing tomorrow and will get myself prepared to appear in court once the matter is mentioned.
While this is happening, I wish to inform my people back in the Province to stay calm and would require you all to not take sides or take laws into your own hands.
I also call our law enforcing agencies the discipline forces that you remain neutral and continue to service the Province.
This matter is not my personal crime that I have committed which you all may want to alarm about.
This is a matter that is vested with your mandate on me that I must exercise where necessary and as in this case for that matter.
For me I stand to inform the people of Western Province and particularly the impacted community (CMCA) that your mandate is with me and so I will do my best to protect your interest as is my responsibility and focus.
The people of CMCA community be steadfast for I have one mission and that is only to protect what’s yours. I have no personal interest or greed for that matter.
For you the complainers whom you know yourselves, I make welcome your complaints and I am prepared to testify in the court. Justice will prevail itself as we go on.
If this is not political motivated then I have no issues. If it’s political motivated arrangements then I would request that you all wait till the due date is up when we can go to the pools in 2022.
Lastly, but not the least I wish to place on record that this arrest and charges does no one single harm to me at all.
The charges will not suppress me either. I will be seen voicing for what I think is right with conviction and not convenience.
If I may say let the nature decide who is real genuine in heart with real intention in serving the people of Western Province.
I thought I make one last observation today that I was bit funny was, why would a King Air (Tropicair) plane be charted at whatever cost it would have been to pick me up in Kiunga and finally the real outcome is I come out with a bail of K1,000. What’s the economics in this sense I thought.
Anyway, I wish everyone a pleasant night.

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