By Staycey Yalo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, who is outside of Port Moresby, told EMTV News that the known Police officer should not have been released on bail as per his directive. The officer is attached to the NCD Dog Unit and was charged and released on Wednesday after allegedly assaulting his former female cop partner, Josie Kikoli, in March this year.
He was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm under the Criminal Code Act, to his former female cop partner, but was released on K500 bail soon afterward. This has not gone down well with Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, as well. Met Sup N’Dranou says he was unaware that Clement, the offender, was released and has given directives for his bail to be revoked.
“Police have no authority to release someone charged with a criminal offence. His bail will be revoked, and he should be in jail until a court hearing where he can apply for a bail application,” said Met Sup N’Dranou.
Ms. Kikoli who is the mother of their 8-month-old daughter is still recovering from the assault and was not pleased with her former partner’s release. She says this is not the first time she had reported her former partner of assaulting her to the police and she is afraid he might get away like he did in the past.