Police takes Mbike shooting incident seriously


Supervising police commissioner Gabriel Manelusi

SUPERVISING police commissioner Gabriel Manelusi has assured that police has not abandoned the Mbike shooting case.

Police are still investigating the case four years on.

Responding to questions asked during a media conference yesterday Mr Manelusi said police investigation depends on information supplied by the people, and without people’s consent police cannot get the information.

Police work is difficult and in regards to the Mbike issue, police are seriously dealing with the case because it is a matter of national interest.

This is in relation to the shooting and arson incident which occurred at Mbike on December 9, 2014.

Some unknown people attacked the motor vessel Sun Express at Mbike Island, Central Province.

The persons fired a number of shots at the boat and later threw petrol onto the boat and set the petrol on fire.

Present on Mbike at the time of the attack were 17 newly elected members of parliament.

Following the attack the offenders left the scene.

And police are calling for public cooperation to establish the identity of the person or persons responsible for the shooting and arson on December 9, 2014.

The RSIPF believe that there may be others who may have had involvement, who are yet to be identified.

A reward of up to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or part thereof will be paid at the discretion of the Commissioner of Police and executive panel, for information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of the person or persons.

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