It is also revealed that the President’s office had issued orders to the IGP that no police officer should be influenced or pressured while carrying out their duty.
The President had revealed many points with regard to the Treasury bond incident during the meeting he had with media heads and editors yesterday at the Presidential Palace.
Ministers who dealt with Aloysius?
The President further said, “While investigating Aloysius’s telephone conversations, details of many telephone conversations that ministers and MP’s have had with him were also revealed.
At that point many of them were levelling allegations that we were tapping their telephones and listening in on their conversations. But, that is not what happened, during the investigations when Aloysius’s telephone records were investigated, these minister numbers and their conversations were also revealed.
But due to this situation, many police officers were penalised and were summoned to give explanations. This should not happen as it would affect their work and prevent them from acting impartially.''
The President also said state officials and institutions should not be penalised for carrying out their duties properly and impartially, as it would demoralise them.