Friday, 17 October 2008 8:36 AM

Police on Lawlessness Issues in Yandina

Police have never turned a blind eye to lawlessness in Yandina.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Walter Kola, made the statement in response to allegations that the Solomon Islands Police Force officers are ineffective in restoring law and order in the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited station at Yandina in Central Province.

Earlier this year, RIPEL workers attacked their employers and burnt down RIPEL property at the Yandina station.

The local media were informed that investigations have been in place since June this year and not neglected as was alleged.

Mr. Kola said that the Professional Standards and Internal Investigations Unit of the Solomon Islands Police Force are investigating the alleged under-performance of officers in Yandina.

"This has been a continuous problem since the early 2002," he said.

He said that the Office of the Commissioner is yet to receive reports from police officers currently posted in Yandina.

"Investigations may take a while but we will make sure that justice is served," the Acting Commissioner of Police said.

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