The incidents in which the four people arrested happened in the following areas:
• Nafinutoga Village - an incident of intimidation and molestation which allegedly happened after some disagreement on 20 July 2019;
• Naharahau Village in West Wainoni - an incident of wilful and unlawful damage to properties which allegedly happened after some disagreement on 17 July 2019;
• Maepua Village in West Bauro - an incident of assault causing actual bodily harm which allegedly happened from frustration on 8 July 2019; and
• Maniate Village in West Wainoni also - an incident of criminal trespass which allegedly happened because no permission was given on 15 May 2019.
“The arrests were made during the period 13 – 26 July 2019 with the support of members of the communities through giving their statements to police. I would like to thank members of the community who assisted my hard working officers to detect crime for a safer Makira-Ulawa Province,” said Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province Superintendent Peter Sitai.
“The four people, all adult men, were arrested and charged for intimidation and molestation, wilful and unlawful damage to properties, assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal trespass. The men have been released on bail to appear before the Eastern Magistrates Court at Kikira in Makira-Ulawa Province on 6 and 20 August 2019,” said PPC Sitai.
He adds: “To my hard working officers, thank you for your dedication to detect crime and apprehend offenders to face justice. This can only increase the confidence that the community has in its police to enforce the rule of law in our communities.
“We are continuing to investigate crimes that have been reported to us. I appeal to the good people of Makira-Ulawa Province to assist my officers with information as they go about in the communities to gather evidence about crime. At the same time police is continuing with the roll out of the Crime Prevention Strategy – awareness about how to prevent crime, “PPC Sitai emphasised.
- Police Media