THE Malaita public are demanding the Malaita Provincial Police Commander to inform them about the outcome of police investigation into the accident involving a police vehicle.
Rose Mae, who claimed to be speaking on behalf of those concerned, told Solomon Star that the accident involved the Atori police truck along East Road last year.
Ms Mae claimed that the driver of the police vehicle was not even a police officer.
She said the questions Malaita public wanted answered are who authorised the person to drive the police vehicle and what penalty did the driver received.
According to Ms Mae, the police vehicle was written-off during the accident but police had been very silent about this case.
“Police are vested with public trust to carry their duties and they should lead by example and bring those responsible for wrecking the Atori police truck to face justice,” a concerned Ms Mae said.
Malaita Provincial Police Commander David Wate said police are aware of the case and Malaita Police is taking the case very seriously.
Mr Wate said the officer who authorised an outsider to drive the police vehicle had made a “wrong” decision.
He said matters concerning the police officer who authorised an outsider to drive the police truck is an internal matter and Malaita police are dealing with the case as an in-house matter.
He said the officer concerned is now following police disciplinary procedures.
With regards to the driver of the police vehicle, Mr Wate said police are treating the case as traffic accident and the driver is waiting to face court for his traffic offense.
By BIRA’AU W. SAENI