THE case of the vehicle that went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last month will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for review.
Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters that the suspended officer has been interviewed on Wednesday.
“After interview, the matter will be forwarded to DPP for viewing before possible charges can be identified and laid on the officer involved,” Mangau said.
He added that this is a tough investigation that was conducted by the Police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII).
He said the RAV4 was inspected.
“…. and we are also looking at other associated offences that will come into the sale of the RAV4,” he further added.
Mangau said the outcome of investigation will determine the next course of action into this investigation after matter is viewed by the DPP.
He said the man who allegedly bought the RAV4 was also subjected to the investigation.
Asked if the RAV4 was retrieved, Mangau said they only inspect the vehicle but did not retrieve it as there was nothing in the vehicle except an empty body.
The vehicle is still with the person who allegedly bought it.
The missing RAV4 was involved in an accident with an ambulance from the National Referral Hospital (NRH) at Kukum on 9 September 2019.
It was making its way out of road at Florence Young junction when it hit the ambulance that was making an emergency run.
The vehicle was taken to the Kukum Traffic Centre that same day.
The owners of the vehicle on 25 December 2019, went to the traffic centre to check on their vehicle only to their dismay to find that it was no longer there.
They asked the officers at the traffic centre of the whereabouts of their vehicle but no one seemed to know.
Following their complaint, an investigation was carried out and is still progressing.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN