POLICE has warned the public against giving false report because it’s a crime.
This follows a couple of incidents in Malaita Province where police were given false reports to the police.
Auki police said that it’s sad to see people fooling police with false information.
Over the weekend a man in North Malaita tipped off police, informing them that a truck load of men was heading to Auki to cause trouble.
According to the man, the group of men were armed and are supporters of the losing caretaker Premier.
The Officer said following the report police quickly set up a road block at Fiu bridge, intercepted the vehicle, conducted a search but found nothing.
The officer said such practice should not be tolarated and people must asses such issues before giving information to the police.
He said the inccident over the weekend even prompted RAMSI to send a chopper from Honiara that night.
Another similar inccident occurred in West Are’are where police were informed that homes were burnt down in relation to provincial election results within that vicinity.
Eight Auki Police Response Unit officers were deployed the next morning to the scene but later discovered that no homes were burnt.
“It seems people are exaggerating stories which are misleading and untrue.”
Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uiga in a previous interview over the weekend said that providing such exaggerating version of stories is unacceptable.
“I call on the public that while we appreciate people providing information to the police, they must be true.
“It’s vital we tell the truth,” he said.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO