Boroko Police Station arson

Temporary relocation of NCD/Central Command

Although they will be relocating to a temporary location, the officers will not be fully affected.

The building is unfit for human habitation right now.

Confirmed to be a case of arson, the NCD/Central Commander, Sylvester Kalaut, said his office has lost most of its manual files and reports as well as some already in the system.

Thankfully, the fire service was there in time to save whatever was left and retrieved some of the hard drives.

“We are going to try to recover some of those lost files if we can.”

Independent investigators needed on arson case

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Ben Turi, says the case is currently being handled by the criminal investigation department. However, detectives handling it are the same ones involved with the NCD returning officer case concerning the K184,300 cash.

Turi revealed that police had also received a tipoff that the monies held for evidence in a safe in the building were set to be distributed by parties; this sudden arson case now looks very suspicious.

Turi wants Kalaut sidelined

This follows the suspected arson incident on Thursday, 05th of October, which almost saw the destruction of the two-storey police building at Boroko Police Station.

The building accommodates the NCD Commander’s office space, prosecutions and the Criminal Investigation Department.

Kalaut should be sidelined for thorough investigations to take place, reasons Turi.

The blame should not be shifted on the key suspect (clerk) alone. Although investigations may prove otherwise, the commander himself should also be investigated.