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Mbike shooting incident still under investigation

POLICE will not back down on their investigation into the Mbike shooting until wanted culprits are brought to face justice.

Police Commissioner Mathew Varley responding to media queries on the update of the investigation, said though there was no particular update on the matter investigation is still ongoing.

“I am aware of that one as well; I receive regular briefing from my officers on that investigation as I do with other significant one,” Mr Varley said.

He said since it is still before the court he cannot comment on the specifics of the investigation.

He said the inquiry is still active and the police are committed to thoroughly investigate and make sure all evidence collected is ready for court.

Last year under the leadership of the outgoing Police Commissioner the RSIPF has taken initiative to reward people who have information regarding the incident to come forward and report.

It is a SBD$100,000 rewards.

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

This is in relation to the incident occurred on December 9, 2014, where 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 responsible for the shooting.

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