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Asylum seeker's accused killer escapes from Manus Island jail for the second time

The man who was charged with willful murder of an asylum seeker at the Manus regional processing centre at Lombrum in 2014 has escaped from prison, the Post Courier reports. 

Joshua Kaluvia, 23, of Muliagani village, Kove in West New Britain Province, escaped from CS institute during lunchtime on February 18.

Kaluvia was charged for willful murder of an asylum seeker, Reza Barati at the Manus regional processing centre in Lombrum in 2014 and was convicted by the National Court in 2016 and sentenced to three years and four months in hard labor.

This is the second time Kaluvia had escaped from prison.

Acting provincial police commander for Manus Senior Inspector David Yapu said Kaluvia is considered high risk and could be dangerous to the community.

Mr Yapu has appealed to the community in Manus to assist and provide information of his whereabouts. Post Courier/PNG  Today
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