Attack On Police Properties… IG Moigbe Warns


By Thomas S. Kembay

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. Richard Moigbe has cautioned against attack on police properties during clashes between the force and members of the public.

He made this cautioned on Thursday, 14th March, 2019 at the Wellington Industrial Estate while commissioning a police post constructed by G. Shankerdas.

According to the IGP, in recent times, the public direct their anger at police properties when they are in conflict with the SLP.

“All police properties are procured through your tax monies. These properties are just been used by the police to enforce peace, security and the law but they are yours,” said Dr. Moigbe, noting that destroying police properties is not only a setback to the force but a wastage of tax payers’ monies.

The SLP under his mandate, he said, has structures that deal with professional misconduct of any police officer.

“I am pleading with you bring forward evidence against any police officer who work contrary to his mandate. He or she will be investigated, tried and even imprisoned if the need arises,” assured the police Boss but cautioned against directing anger at police properties as a means of avenging.

It could be recalled that in early January 2019, a supporter of one of the main political parties gave an inciting statement calling for the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters of the SLP to be burnt down and a month later a police post in Sahn Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District, South of the country was burnt down by irate members of the Poro secret society.