Police officer’s traffic case hits court today


THE case of a police officer alleged of crashing a police vehicle into the Holy Cross Cathedral brick wall in Honiara in 2019 is set for mention before Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison today, 7th December 2022.

Markie Rokoto a police officer is currently suspended in relation to this alleged traffic incident.

The incident reportedly occurred between 10.30pm and 11pm on February 19, 2019 at the Holy Cross Cathedral along the Mbokonavera road.

The allegation said that Rokoto drove at a high speed along the Mbokonavera road while under the influence of liquor and was heading south when he ran the vehicle into the Holy Cross Cathedral brick wall near the road and overturned.

It was also alleged that there were two other police officers in the vehicle with Rokoto during the accident.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown.

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