ONE of the victims of the early morning raid at Kukum on Sunday morning has called on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Professional Standard Internal Investigation (PSII) Unit to also involve him in their investigation.
Jeff Kali made the call following denial by police over claims of what the officers have done to him and his family at their private home.
Kali said he would not bother to insist on what had happened before he woke up but demanded justice over what had happened to him and his family in their private home.
“I would like those who are responsible for the investigation to also come and see me because I have evidence to show them.
“I am innocent and why did they (police) entered my house and removed my betel nuts which I and my family rely on for our living,” he said.
He said the police might be true in confiscating betel nuts from the market stalls but for him, these officers have entered his dwelling house and even went into their bedrooms.
Kali said he may not know the truth of what really happened before he woke up but the action by those officers inside his home is unacceptable.
“I would not bother if the officers told the truth that they don’t sell those betel nuts as stated by the victim who claimed to be beaten but to trespass in my house even to my bedroom whilst my wife was still in it and remove my belongings is what matters more to me.
“I would also want the police to bring the woman they claimed to be my neighbour so we can find out who is telling the truth,” he said.
He said on Saturday evening at around 5pm he closed down his market stall because of the impending curfew at 8pm.
“Since the closure of Kukum market, we have been advised by the council to sell our betel nuts in our private homes and not on the streets. So that’s what we did,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kali said he has already filed a police case against the officers at the Kukum Police station but would like to have them visit his home so they could get more information and evidence of that incident.
By IAN M.KAUKUI