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October 24, 2021

Call to Stop Police Corruption

Member for Chuave, Wera Mori has called on the police hierarchy to weed out corrupt practices within the Police Force.

The MP said this following the release of an impounded vehicle belonging to the Chuave District Administration by a senior police officer in Goroka.

He said a cheque of K240,812 was released in 2010 to pay for two Toyota Land Cruisers in Goroka, however to date the vehicles have not reached the district.

“The Toyota land cruisers were released to some unknown suspects and were never recovered by the Chuave District Administration. The vehicles were concealed by thieves,” Mori said.

The MP said last week, one of the vehicle was impounded in Goroka by police and a suspect apprehended, but the car was later released that night by a senior officer believed to be attached with the Criminal Investigation Division.

“The conduct of this police officer in Goroka is tantamount to official corruption within the Constabulary and I am now calling on the Police Commissioner to intervene and deal with this particular policeman,” said Mori.

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