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PNG police chief rounds up rogue officers

THE protracted arrest of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O The split resulted from an attempt by fraud squad to serve contempt charges on several policemen, including the Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki, alleging they had interfered in the execution of the arrest warrant against the prime minister. On Oct 26, a group of armed policemen from the Special Services Division turned up at the fraud squad’s office in Port Moresby in an apparent attempt to intimidate those inside. Reports said they shot out the tyres of parked cars and arrested three fraud squad officers on unknown charges. Then again a group of policemen from the same division allegedly shot at, and assaulted another fraud squad officer. The incidents happened while Police Commissioner Vaki was attending the 43rd Pacific Islands chief of police conference in New Zealand. It became apparent that policemen from fraud squad had taken advantage of Commissioner Vaki

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