Manus deputy DA arrested and charged

Manus Province’s deputy District Administrator (DA), Mr Paso Pohei, has been arrested and charged with official corruption, The National (April 19) reports.

Mr Pohei, 55, was charged following investigations by the fraud squad. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Inspector David Yapu said the suspect was investigated and arrested following allegations of misuse of K100, 000 allocated by the National Government to support fisheries activities in the island province.

Inspector Yapu said other officers implicated in the misuse of public funds would also be arrested and charged accordingly.

Mr Pohei was released on K1000 bail and will appear before the Lorengau District Court for mention today.

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