Police to investigate patrol boat incident in Buala

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POLICE will be conducting a full enquiry into an incident involving the Patrol Boat Gizo in Buala during the celebrations marking the Isabel Provincial Day.

The incident involved the Patrol boat suddenly reversing at high speed while the Prime Minister and delegation were disembarking to meet dignitaries at Buala.

Assistant Police Commissioner, Evelyn Thugea said they are aware of the report and will be conducting full investigations.

Patrol Boat Gizo was escorting the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for the second appointed day celebration when the incident occurred.

His delegation was still on the wharf talking to the Premier and the Isabel Provincial Police Commander when the Patrol Boat suddenly reversed at a fast speed.

One Officer at Buala said children garlanding the guest and even the guests were in shock when the incident occurred, as the ropes and ladder were still tied to the wharf.

The incident also left the crowd who turned up at the wharf stunned.

Meanwhile one of the officials in the Prime Minister’s Office also confirmed that the Prime Minister has asked for a full report of why the Patrol Boat suddenly reversed during that time.