POLICE have offered a K10,000 reward for the recapture of fugitive bank robber William Nanua Kapris (pictured) who escaped from the Bomana maximum security facility with 11 others lastTuesday, The National reports.Acting Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga announced the bounty last Friday saying the reward would be paid to anyone providing information leading to the recapture of Kapris.At the same time, Bank South Pacific is offering “cash incentive” in full page newspaper advertisements for any information that may prevent a bank robbery, fraud or kidnapping of senior bank executives.
Also on Friday, acting Internal Security Minister
SamAbal appealed to the 12 hardcore prisoners, including Kapris, to surrender.
Last week’s heightened tension following the breakout also resulted in
police shooting and killing two well-known criminals at Gerehu. Port Moresby
On the K10,000 reward, Mr Kulunga said: “The decision to post the reward was made in the interest of public safety.
“It is quite obvious Kapris’ escape has caused much fear and anxiety to the public, especially business houses.
“Kapris also poses a threat to state witnesses as well as police personnel if he remains free.”
Mr Kulunga thanked the Government for providing the K10,000 reward money as well as other funds (totalling K3 million) for the security operations aimed at recapturing Kapris and other highly dangerous fugitives.
Mr Kulunga urged the public with information to contact NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Fred Yakasa at 3244 282 or 73302030, or Superintendent (Operations) Andy Bawa at 3244 228 or 76858631.
Mr Kulunga assured that all information would be treated as confidential.
“For security reasons as well as for identification for payment purposes, informants may be required to provide a code or secret name when giving information," he said.
“This code or secret name will only be known by the informant and any one of the two officers the informant is in contact with.
“I am appealing to everyone to work with police to recapture Kapris and make our society safe and secure again.”