A former top police investigator has called on relevant authorities to investigate police officers who have involved in handling the case of the Mbokona murder.
The call came following reports of incompetency, laziness and unprofessionalism shown by police investigators who handled the Mbokona murder case.
“It is unbelievable to see police failed miserably to perform their duties. How could a major case like murder be handled like this? These officers must be investigated and sacked. Their output has clearly let the family and relatives of the deceased down and worst still, police are not trusted anymore,” Stephen Rex said.
Mr Rex said the officers involved in the case must be investigated since the output of their work has nothing but shows carelessness, laziness and unprofessionalism which only links to possibilities of fishy dealings.
Mr Rex questioned how an important exhibit to the murder case could just go missing and that statements were not signed by officers who have documented them.
He also questioned the office of the director of prosecution how they see fit for the case to be brought before the courts when there is a missing exhibit, documents were not signed and that there were not enough witnesses and those who should have been arrested but were not.
“During our time, these officers will definitely be disciplined or even sacked. I call on the police chief and the CID director to do something to get back public trust. Ignoring this sensitive issue will result in future problems for the police and citizens of this country” Mr Rex added.
He is urging police officers to carry out their duties with honesty, commitment and faithfulness as that is what they have sworn to do to serve this country, its people and their properties.
The Solomon Star is aware the outcome of the murder case was not accepted by the deceased family after who believed if police has done their job, the case would have turned in their favour.
A senior police officer wishing to withhold his name said officers involved in this murder case must be disciplined for failing their entrusted job.
“It seems the officers investigating this case are doing this on purpose and must not find any mere excuse to cover up their wrong doings,” the senior officer said.
Police officials could not be reached yesterday for comments.
Last week in the high court judge Justice Stephen Pallaras freed the murder accused because he was not satisfied with the result of the findings of fact.
He also lashed out the police investigators for not doing their job and called on the officers to step up and perform their duty.
BY DANIEL NAMOSUAIA