by Meleasie Goviro – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Three policemen were arrested and detained at Boroko police station following a series of offenses.
This was confirmed by NCD Central Commander Chief Superintendent, Sylvester Kalaut, in a news conference yesterday.
In his account, two of the policemen were charged with sexual assault and rape of two female victims in the pretext of carrying out standard police procedures.
The first arrested and forcefully felt under a woman’s clothes with the excuse that she might be hiding something underneath.
The other raped a female who came in to report an incident, after taking her into the interview room of the police station under the impression that she would be interviewed.
The third according to Kalaut was a habitual offender.
This time he was detained for impounding a civilian’s vehicle for no apparent reason and crashing it.
Police are conducting further investigation into past offenses he committed.
Kalaut expressed disappointment in the conduct of the three policemen.
He said the fault was in the frontline of the police force; specifically those responsible for the recruitment of police officers.
“HR, they are the gate keeper, you open the gate so wide, you let in pigs and dogs, and then they cause trouble.”
Meanwhile Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, said the government will introduce legislation to target and combat ill-discipline by police men and women.
He says we need to restore discipline and honor in our constabulary.