Commissioner asked to investigate officers

Police Commissioner Gari Baki should conduct an immediate investigation into the police hierarchy in Southern Highlands Province.

Three SHP regional seat candidates are claiming that police are involved in numerous corrupt deals by not providing fair and transparent police service in the province.

The allegations were laid against police from Nipa Kutubu and Mendi by Jerry Kewa, Joe Kobol and Ps Bernard Peter.

The candidates revealed they have evidence of law enforcers breaching their conduct of protecting the police force by accepting bribery, and they are ready to pursue the matter in court after declaration.

They also questioned the role of PPC Chief Superintendent Sipron Papato and are calling on Baki to conduct an immediate investigation.

The candidates further commended the foreign troops for being neutral in their conduct and they appealed for that while counting proceeds in Mt Hagen.

Meanwhile, Mendi-based police have been urged to return home as tensions there need their attention.


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Salome Vincent