A Senior Criminal Investigations Division officer in Port Moresby is under investigation by police following an accident yesterday along the Koura Freeway that left a 12 year old boy dead.
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Silva Sika stated that the officer was in a rush whilst heading along the freeway when he hit the boy at high speed.
“He was in a rush to get to the National Court House when unfortunately hit the child on the road. It was confirmed that he was hit by a police vehicle.”
According to the Met. Supt. the vehicle that was driven by the senior officer belonged to the Southern Command and not NCD Police.
The child was rushed to the Port Moresby General Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Superintendent Sika stated that it was a very unfortunate situation, and has tasked the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Traffics to look into the matter as soon as possible.
“The matter is being investigated to establish the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident and we will take appropriate action.”
In the meantime, members of the deceased boy under frustration took to the freeway to block it off from use by the general public, but police who attended the situation deterred this by calming the aggrieved relatives without violent confrontation.