ESP cop sidelined

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A POLICEMAN working at the Yangoru police station was suspended last week for driving a police vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
East Sepik police commander Supt Albert Beli said the policeman was given a 21-day suspension notice by East Sepik rural police commander Snr Insp James Baugen at Yangoru police station.
Supt Beli said it was reported that the policeman was allegedly drunk when he drove the police vehicle to Maprik, and when he approached the roadblock at Maprik he did not respect the police officers from Maprik at the roadblock but instead, drove past them and went up to Maprik town.
“All police officers should respect one and other when on duty,” he said.
“Respect your colleagues when they are doing their jobs such as checking vehicles at checkpoints.
“If you are asked to stop and step out of your vehicle to be checked, you should listen.”
Supt Beli said he was disappointed with the actions of the officer.
It was a bad example to be setting as most traffic accidents in the province were caused by drunk drivers.
Supt Beli said the province had already had three road accidents so far this year by drunkard – all caused by drunkards.


  • Why suspend him for 21 days? He should be terminated on the spot.
    How can you identify a bad apple in the force or grass nogut, he’s actions justifies that he is one of them bad apples. Serve him his termination letter where its due…..ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

  • Terminate him. Larim em go planim Taro na stap long ples. He does not seemed like a law enforcer but a law breaker.

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