Tatana shooting: Female Police officer arrested

Police at the Crimes Division have arrested and charged a female officer in relation to the Tatana shooting case.

The officer, Chief Inspector Maria Johns has been charged with one count wilful murder under section 299 (1) of the Criminal Code.

Johns was arrested and charged on Monday afternoon after investigators proved that she was present during the shooting of Tatana man Charlie Naime.

Assistant policer commissioner crimes Victor Isouve says that investigators established that after Naime was shot John’s  bashed the head his head with a pistol.

Isouve says that because she was there at the site of the incident  section 7 of the Criminal Code comes into play which means that she is party to the offense.

Because she was placed at the site of the crime and she did not do anything to stop the other low ranking personnel she is held accountable for the crime.

Section 7 covers  the act of assisting, aiding and abetting in a crime which means that John’s  will be a party to the offense.

Johns’ has been arrested, charged and also administratively suspended indefinitely without pay.

However, Isouve adds that John’s is innocent until proven guilty at a court of law adding that there will be further arrests made.

He says that for now crimes  officers are working on two more arrests set to be made.

Julianna Waeda