20 Jan 2018

Vanuatu govt orders suspension of senior police officer

7:04 pm on 20 January 2018

Vanuatu's internal affairs minister has suspended a senior police inspector who was allegedly involved in an assault.

Andrew Napuat has named the officer as Ephraim Kalorib, who is alleged to have assaulted the husband of a senior public servant.

Mr Kalorib is suspended on half pay in line with a recommendation from the police commissioner, Albert Nalpini.

He is suspended pending a preliminary hearing towards the end of January.