We will not break the law: Cop

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The director of Fraud Squad, Detective Chief Insp Philip Rambiliku said yesterday his officers will not break the law in pursuing criminal charges against lawyer Kerenga Kua and Motor Vehicle Insurance Ltd boss Dr John Mua.
He confirmed that his office received a complaint lodged by Madang businessman Peter Yama last December to charge Mr Kua and Dr Mua and others for allegedly perverting the cause of justice in relation to Mr Yama’s K7.5 million claim against MVIL.
But Chief Insp Rambiliku said there was a court order restraining them, and they respect the order.
“The two men are respected citizens of this nation and police will not act upon a complaint alone to make arrest unless there are enough evidences to have them arrested,” he said.
Chief Insp Rambiliku said while investigations proceeded, he requested Mr Kua and Dr Mua on various occasions to meet with him in his office and be interviewed over the allegations but both men failed to turn up.
He said a third party was sent on behalf of the two men to negotiate.
“High profile people like the two men should come forward and provide their evidences as we cannot rely on the complainant’s allegations alone.
“Our primary objective as police officers is to uphold the law and not to arrest any persons without reliable evidences as we are not the jury or judges to decide,” Chief Insp Rambiliku said.
He added that only the court would decide on whether someone was found guilty or not.