Retired Colonel Yaura Sasa, who attempted a coup in Papua New Guinea, was arrested.As announced on Sunday, police spokesman, Sasa was arrested Saturday evening on the outskirts of the capital - Port Moresby.
Sasa together a small group of soldiers arrested last Thursday in chief of the armed forcesof Papua New Guinea and for a short period of time held him under house arrest.Demanded the resignation of current Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and the convening of the Parliament in order to normalize the situation in the country.
The revolt was the next installment of the power struggle between O'Neill and the formerPrime Minister Michael SOMAR, who was removed from his post. Before the forcedresignation, SOMAR SASE appointed Commander in Chief of the armed forces. O'Neillhas canceled the appointment.
SOMAR, who was ousted by parliament in August last year when he was abroad fortreatment, says it is still the legitimate head of government.
The confrontation between the two policies led to the destabilization of the situation in the country. O'Neill and the Parliament supports the Supreme Court endorsed SOMAR.
On Sunday SOMAR renewed appeal for restoring him to the office of prime minister andcalled the police and the army that supported him.