Police has confirmed that they have not received or are investigating any reports against the Premier of Malaita on allegation of bribery as claimed against him in the media.

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In a statement today, Commissioner of Police Mostyn Mangau says the statement made by the opposition leader, Matthew Wale, of possible arrest of Premier Suidani when he returns from overseas and allegations of a bribe being offered to the Premier in relation to the position taken by Malaita Province against the switch from Taiwan to China are not true.

“Police has not received or investigated any report against Premier Suidani on any allegations,” he said.

At the same time the Commissioner highlighted that police are independent.

“Police has a mandated role to do their duties without any political interest or influence. Any issues investigated by police will be treated fairly and in accordance with the laws of this country,” Mangau states.

He adds: “We must be very clear that the mandated role of Commissioner of Police is very clear in the Constitution and the Police Act 2013. There is demarcation of powers between legislators, judiciary and the Executive Authorities,” the commissioner said.

Mangau was making the statement in reference to Wale’s statement which he warned the Commissioner of Police to thread carefully over the Suidani saga.

There were reports in the media that the premier could face possible arrest when he arrives back from his medical trip to Taiwan.

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