Rid constabulary of rogue officers

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday October 28th, 2013

 I FIND it strange for the two Tari-based policemen to be allegedly engaged in smuggling alcohol into the province when they should be helping to enforce the ban with the army who are deployed there to provide security for the LNG project (Oct 21).

The provincial police commander, who was assaulted by the PNGDF members, also paid the price for entertaining rogue elements in his command after the army brought the officers in for allegedly smuggling alcohol into the province only for them to be allowed out again without being formally charged, sparking off  the heated confrintation between the police and army. 

This is not the first time police officers have been linked to such activities. It has been going on for a while. It is a wakeup call for the police hierarchy to take some drastic action to curb such behaviour before the commencement of the LNG gas sales. 

Police are paid to protect lives and not to engage in such practices.  

Police officers accepting bribes to engage in such illegal practices should be dismissed instantly from the police force once caught. 

It is about time such rogue cops are terminated to at least drive some sense back into other officers who have sworn, with a Bible in hand, to uphold the laws of this country during passout at Bomana Police College.


Wanbel Niape

Port Moresby