GG says the RSIPF lacks discipline

Solomon Islands Governor-General Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, RSIPF lacks discipline, contradicting its constitutional responsibility.

Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui revealed in his New Year’s message midnight yesterday.

Sir Frank said he witnessed this on several occasions.

“I have witnessed many acts of indiscipline by police officers. I am surprised at what i have witnessed.

“Acts of insubordination in the Police Force is common. Orders or instructions coming from superior officers are often not followed. In some cases, orders from the Police Commissioner are not followed.

“It is a concern. There is a general culture of corruption in the Police Force.”

The Governor General said a Commission of Inquiry should be set up to investigate this and re-instate public trust in the Force.

“I think there should be Commission of inquiry into the discipline culture of the Police Force.

This is important to re-establish public confidence in the Police force.”

By: Fred Osifelo

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