A BOROKO police traffic officer was caught driving on the Poreporena Freeway at the weekend in the company of a woman and a bottle of whisky.
The officer was caught by Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa and was questioned with the woman (named).
Both admitted that they had consumed alcohol in the vehicle, having bought it at Six-Mile. Identified as Sergeant Jeffery Kiandu from the Boroko police traffic office, the officer was in the company of his girlfriend, driving around the city when a member of the public saw them and reported the matter. Superintendent Bawa caught up with the two at the Poreporena Freeway where he spoke to the girlfriend and had both of them arrested and charged.
Sgt Kiandu was charged with drink driving and suspended from duties pending investigations, while his companion was charged with consuming alcohol in a moving vehicle. Both are out on bail having paid the K300 bail fee. Bawa was disappointed in the actions of his officer but was thankful to the member of the public who reported the matter.
"I would like to encourage members of the community to report such bad behaviours to the appropriate authorities," he said.
"With your help, we can all make a difference in everyone being responsible and accountable for their actions."
In another case, Supt Bawa also caught a constable Norman Amuki, who is attached with the police headquarters at the Poreporena Freeway. Const Amuki was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Supt Bawa said he wanted his men to know that they were not above the law and should conduct themselves in a proper manner.
Source: Post courier /One PNG