ONE more Correctional Service officer has been suspended on half pay in relation to the escape of three inmates two weeks ago.
It followed the suspension of six officers on 15 December 2019.
Commissioner of Correctional Service of Solomon Island (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi confirmed this, Monday.
He said the latest action was against a senior officer, who was issued his letter of suspension last Friday.
Manelusi said this latest suspension was the result of investigation the RSIPF Professional Standards Internal Investigation (PSII) and CSSI Professional Standard Unit (PSU) conducted into the incident.
He said the investigation found breaches of CSSI security etiquettes, which is a clear negligence on CSSI procedures.
“I have confidence in how this investigation has been carried out,” Manelusi said.
“Officers must also aware the Correctional Act and CSSI Regulation provides that suspended CSSI officers shall remain subject to all provision of the Act, Regulation, Code of Conduct, Discipline and penalties and the same authority and disciplines,” he added.
Manelusi appeals to the public to pass on any information they may have about the whereabouts of the three prisoners.
Escapees Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga and Willie Olo remain at large since they scaled the high security centre at Rove and escaped on the evening of December 15.
They were believed to have climbed over the heavily-barbed wire security fence at the southern side towards the Honiara Botanical garden.