24 Apr 2019

Sacked Vanuatu police boss still to get official letter

4:53 pm on 24 April 2019

The sacked police commissioner in Vanuatu, Albert Nalpini, is still waiting for his termination letter.

Vanuatu's new president Tallis Obed Moses

Moses Tallis Obed Photo: Dan McGarry

Mr Nalpini said he was desperate for it so he can file a judicial review of the decision.

Local media had reported President Moses Tallis Obed made the order to terminate Mr Nalpini on 16 April, on the advice of the Police Service Commission and after consultations with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat.

But Mr Nalpini said he only knew about the sacking through the media - he was yet to see anything official.

Mr Nalpini was suspended from the role in August last year with sources in the Vanuatu Police saying it followed concerns about administrative matters in the force.