|MR TRALALA STILL AT IT: COMPOL continues his merry way oblivious to woes of police force and unattended crime.|
Remember the above picture we published on the Fiji Police Commissioner, Ioane Naivalurura, dancing on the streets with two ladies in our Namadi police last month (Coupfourpointfive Monday, May 30th)
Breaking news is that there have been four robbers last week - just opposite the police post but the officers didn’t have any standard equipment to stop the robbers. All the houses that were broken into belonged to businessmen.
Reports sent to us show that when the alarm was raised the police officers couldn’t even chase the robbers because they couldn’t see in the dark! Readers will remember earlier stories about the dire state of the police force at the moment. Sources have revealed the 700-strong Fiji Police is ill-equipped and lack basic resources like spare uniforms, handcuffs with officers using expired pepper spray.
Informers also say almost 90% of police officer are without any handcuffs or protective gear when they head out to patrol the streets. According to one officer: "The standard equipments of the Fiji Police are either not in stock, expired or not being purchased because there is no money."