A GROUP of Central Kwara’ae chiefs have called on former police chief, Frank Short to stop interfering with the local justice system of the country and also to stop his calls for fugitive Edmond Sae to surrender to police.
Mr Sae is wanted for the murder of then Police Commissioner Sir Fred Soaki.
In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star yesterday, the group of chiefs who disassociated themselves from having any relations, support or harboring the alleged run-away killer, the group said that Mr Short should clarify to the Solomon Islands people what the agenda behind his insistent calls for Mr Sae to surrender.
“What we as chiefs of Central Kwara’ae would like to know is why Mr Frank Short is continuously meddling and interfering with our policing and justice system by making calls for various wanted alleged fugitives or so-called criminals to hand themselves in.
“What is his secret agenda behind such actions which does nothing good at all for the people,” spokesperson for the group Defter Ata said.
They also questioned why Mr Short in a letter that was published in this paper last week called on Mr Sae’s family to help instigated such moves.
“Why should Mr Short pinpoint Mr Sae’s family when they themselves only randomly see him (Sae).
“As clearly stated he is in hiding in the jungles of Malaita and any calls for his family to help such moves to have him surrender would be totally out of the question.
“As chiefs of the region, we believe that if police want Sae to surrender, they should be liaising with chiefs and the provincial government, however all of that would entirely depend on Mr Sae wishing to surrender himself, whereas if he doesn’t want then that would be the end of the matter,” Mr Ata said.
Mr Ata meanwhile called on Frank Short to stop his continuous calls for Mr Sae to surrender as it is not doing anything good with regards to the sensitivity of the issue.
By WILLIAM EKOTANI