DEPUTY Police Commissioner Walter Kola has found himself in hot water again after damaging an official vehicle her was driving in an early morning accident on Friday.
An eye-witness told the Solomon Star, Mr Kola slammed the government vehicle he was using into a post in front of the central police station.
“I can say Mr Kola looked wasted. He looked as if he was heavily under the influence of liquor,” the eye witness said.
He said there was another officer who was with Mr Kola in the vehicle during the time of the accident.
“It was around 4am.”
He said Mr Kola was driving the vehicle.
Another police officer spoken to, who wanted his name withheld, said he heard of plans to throw the blame on the junior officer who was with Mr Kola during the time of the accident.
“The junior officer jokingly told us he was going to shoulder the blame.
“This would mean the junior officer claiming to be the driver that night and shouldering any charges if he so wish to protect the deputy police commissioner.”
The officer said Mr Kola has been clouded by a lot of allegations and a few accidents so far.
“It would be wise to not taint the RSIP with such leadership.”
The police media unit yesterday issued a statement after enquiries that RSIPF Commissioner’s office has initiated an inquiry into the accident.
“The RSIPF commissioner’s office has initiated an investigation into a motor collision this morning (yesterday), following an executive motor accident today.”
Mr Kola in July 2011 rammed his vehicle in a dwelling home at Titinge – an accident which resulted in an internal inquiry being made.
Mr Kola was then suspended from duty last year after the inquiry.
By EDNAL PALMER