Girls with parents, not handed over

Two girls who were allegedly used as payment in compensation in Jiwaka are still with their parents according to The National.

The girls, aged 13 and 15, were allegedly part of compensation payment to the relatives of a deceased teacher in Kol village. However, police investigation has revealed that although it was discussed, the girls are still with their families.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Supt Joseph Tondop, said initial compensation demands by relatives of the deceased was K50, 000 and 100 pigs. When that could not be met, the villagers discussed the possibility of using the girls a part of the payment.

Despite, Police being unable to investigate the death of the teacher, Tondop said perpetrators who committed the crime and planned to use the girls as compensation are known and would be arrested soon.

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