Thursday, December 08, 2011

Probe into alleged wife-basher begins


NCD Central Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fred Sheekiot has ordered an investigation into a police officer who allegedly assaulted his wife two weeks ago, The National reports.
Although he did not give a deadline for the investigation, Sheekiot said orders had been given to the metropolitan superintendent last week to identify the officer implicated.
He said the change in the metropolitan superintendent’s position would not affect the probe into the assault claim.
The officer, a probationary constable, and said to be attached to the Boroko Police Station allegedly assaulted his wife after she discovered his extra-marital affair last month.
The 26-year-old  woman who is eight months pregnant and expecting twins suffered a broken right arm and a 2cm deep cut on her head after she was allegedly hit with a heavy timber by her policeman husband.
She claimed it was the third time she had
been severely beaten during her one year marriage to the policeman.
Police Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) director, Supt Tony Duwang, when contacted two weeks ago, said the allegation was “quite serious” and he would ensure it was investigated like all other complaints against police officers.
Sheekiot reiterated that appropriate action would be taken pending the investigation

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