STATE OF ORIGIN K1.1 MILLION COMPENSATION DEMAND

A relative with Compensation demand. Photo: EMTV
Port Moresby (EMTV). With the decider in Origin days away, people of Tari in the new Hela Province reflected on a game related death in Port Moresby.
27 year old Abel Thomas was apparently killed after an argument during the second same.
At the foothills of North Waigani in the nation’s capital on Thursday relatives of the late Abel Thomas performed their traditional rituals prior to handing down their compensation demands.
It was a loss to this community from Tari, as the deceased was a well – educated person, having a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Technology prior to his death. Therefore, the compensation demand stood at K1.1million.
The incident took place on the night of June 26th during the second State of Origin Match when Abel Thomas was murdered by a known suspect. His body was found four days later at the Port Moresby General Hospital Morgue. The relatives want their demands met by Amos Pako so they can send the body home for proper burial.
Waigani Police confirmed that they are aware of the situation as the matter is now before the NCD Mediation Unit. But they maintained that compensation demands are not encouraged in the city.
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