Information has emerged that deputy Inspector-General of Police Solomon Jere was trying to protect his girl friend who was caught drunk by RATSA officials at Munali Road block when he exchanged bitter words with the RATSA boss Zindaba Soko.
Highly placed police and RATSA sources have disclosed that the lady identified, as Monica was ‘high’ on whisky and from meeting Solomon Jere at Chita Lodge situated around Manda Hill area.
Sources say when Monica reached the road block and was stopped by RATSA officials, she started throwing rubbish and sand at them and yelling at RATSA officers not to try anything or they would be in fix.
“When RATSA officials refused to be intimidated, that’s when Jere’s girlfriend, Monica, called
him for help.
Jere, a church elder in the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church, them rushed to the roadblock to rescue his drunk girlfriend hence that exchange to a point where he pleaded to release the lady because RATSA was making his PF party unpopular,” sources said.
So far Mr. Soko has told Jere to go to hell, as he can never meet him in his office as he does not report to him, but is following the RATSA Act on enforcing road traffic rules.
Sources also say what made Jere angry is that police officers have since been removed from the RATSA night patrols where they were earning K500 per night.
“Apparently, Jere is getting about K200 from each police office who was being sent and paid by RATSA night patrols.
Jere also gets some money from police officers deployed in places such as banks where they are paid daily allowances,” sources said.