Arrest policemen for professional negligence: Polye

Police officers must be arrested and charged for professional negligence.

Opposition Leader Don Polye called on Police Commissioner Gari Baki to arrest and charge those responsible for professional negligence.

Polye was shocked to learn about professional negligence of police officers on a victim of domestic violence.

He made the call when commenting on 42-year-old Ruth Apinas who broke the silence on Loop PNG of her suffering at the hands of her violent husband.

Polye said it was shocking to know that despite reporting her case of domestic violence to Hohola and Boroko police stations 13 times, she wasn’t helped to seek justice and peace.

Polye urged Baki in a statement to look into this case to find out who the culprits are and charge them accordingly.

He described the negligence as inhuman, saying such an act is common with those who lack emotional and moral skills to perform their duties.

“It is hard to understand those officers who denied justice and legal protection for the victim when she needed it desperately.

“It should stop here as this is unprofessional and lacks moral values,” said Polye.

Polye has also called on Baki to arrest and charge the husband of the victim.

He urged other women to imitate Ruth’s bravery if they experience similar ordeals.

The coordinator of the Family and Sexual Violence Unit (FSVU), Chief Inspector David Kila, has agreed to meet with Ruth this week.

Quintina Naime