by Serah Aupong – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Police commissioner, Gari Baki, has strongly condemned the video of a young woman who was forced, allegedly by police, to chew and swallow condoms.
The police boss issued this statement after the video went viral on social media sites.
The video shows a young woman in a red shirt, given packets of condoms which she is forced to open and chew. She is also seen showing an open mouth to indicate, and say that she has just swallowed a condom.
In the official statement, Baki is infuriated and is personally calling for the victim to come forward and help internal police investigators identify the person involved in this crime.
He said while the footage does not show the perpetrator or perpetrators, he is “almost certain the crime was committed inside a police station going by the environment shown in the footage.”
He further states that the voice of the man can be identified and when found, will be dismissed and criminally charged and prosecuted.
Baki said there are procedures in place where such allegations can be reported, either with the Director of Police Internal Affairs or directly to the Commissioner’s office.