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Cops arrested for illegal use of police vehicle

The arrested police personnel were paid K1000 to help ferry store goods for a Tapini businessman, but were intercepted at a police road block last week.

The Central provincial police commander, Laimo Asi, says that the police driver was arrested for illegal use of a motor vehicle and driving with an expired license.

The two other policemen caught with him at the road check on Friday have been arrested along with the driver, the three are now being detained in the cells awaiting further investigations.

Two Policemen arrested for misusing vehicle

Jiwaka police reported that the two officers were allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The incident occurred on September 30th at about 8pm at the Minj Road, Jiwaka Province. 

It was reported that suspects Constable J Mangi and Constable P Tamusus allegedly misused the vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser, 10 Seater.

Both policemen have been suspended as investigations are being carried out into the incident.