The National, Thursday March 13th, 2014
I REFER to complaints from Yangoru-Saussia villagers expressing their dissatisfaction over the behaviour and action of the police mobile squad 04 in the district (Feb 21).
The poor Mamose police chief, Simon Kauba, failed to understand that the villagers there had a point about the unruly behaviour of rogue cops in the district who burned down homes of innocent villagers without serving any legal documents.
This is totally unacceptable and against the law for law-enforcing agents.This injustice is absurd.
The police chief must have been blind to give his full support to such illegal techniques employed by his officers, which is only promoting and supporting the rot in the constabulary to continue as long as people like him remained in the force.
Such actions from a police chief also reflects his ability to manage the force at his level.
The efforts to rid such behaviour in the police force has cost the state millions of kina already and has also put the force under heavy criticisms locally and internationally.
The police commissioner and the new police minister need to do something about such lack of performance by responsible people up in the ranks who do not seem to understand their roles and are dragging the force behind by supporting such illegal techniques by their men.
Otherwise, the much- talked about changes within the Royal PNG Constabulary will have nothing to show at the end of the year but a long list of complaints against their men in blue.