By JAMES APA GUMUNO
THE wife of Deputy Prime Minister Don Polye was arrested last Friday by Mt Hagen police for allegedly illegally driving around in Kandep’s electoral vehicle, The National reports.
She was arrested last Friday morning and charged with the illegal use of an electoral vehicle under the Motor Traffic Act.
She was later released after posting a bail of K200. The vehicle was locked up at the police station.
Metropolitan commander Chief Insp John Kale said she had used the vehicle to transport her family members to Goroka and back to Mt Hagen.
She was arrested following a complaint from the Kandep district administration.
She would appear before the Mt Hagen District Court today for mention.
Kale said police would act firmly on complaints of abuse of public property, regardless of who the complaint was against.
The deputy prime minister, when contacted, commended police for doing a good job without fear or favour.
He said it was not a family vehicle.
He said he could not use his position as deputy prime minister to defend his wife, and would allow the law to take its course.