No PPC at Tigoa police station

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

LOCALS in Rennell and Bellona capital Tigoa are raising concerns that there is no PPC looking after the police station there.

Speaking to Island Sun in anonymity, three prominent figures in Tigoa community say Renbel’s provincial police commander Inspector Aloysio Manegaua had left Tigoa early April and has not been seen since.

They add that there has not been a replacement for Manegaua since, and the station is being manned by constables.

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The Tigoa community leaders say there is an observed increase in anti-social behaviour, especially related to drunk and disorderly and public rows, which they say police do not act upon.

They are calling on the RSIPF HQ in Honiara to seriously consider Tigoa police station because Rennell island needs a working, visible and active police presence since it is a hub for extractive operations.

Island Sun had been following up the matter with the police media for clarification this week, but have not received any response.

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