Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Wagambie Jr has assured the extended family and relatives of the young victim of police brutality and members of the public, that he has directed the matter to Internal Affairs Directorate to handle.
ACP Wagambie said he had spoken with Metropolitan Superintendent NCD, Supt CID Boroko and Director of Internal Affairs Directorate, Superintendent Emil Alpha earlier this week and issued a written directive for IAD Investigation Team to take charge of the matter.
“For this incident, whatever the circumstances were, the level of injury inflicted on the young man is not warranted at all. This is way beyond.”
The investigation team has been tasked to establish what led to the matter and what actually happened.
“I would also like to make it known that this does not reflect the majority of hard-working Police personnel.”
He said the individual unit implicated had been identified and are now being dealt with by Internal Affairs Directorate Police.
“Policemen and women have been constantly reminded about ethical conduct and performing duties within the rule of law.”
“We are trying our best to rebuild public confidence in the Constabulary, and such actions by individuals only hinders the progress.”
“I make assurance that this will not go unattended. Police Internal Affairs Directorate Officers in collaboration with CID Boroko, are already on it as this is being posted.”