The man in his 40’s has been remanded at the Lata Correctional Centre as police investigations continue into the incident.
He will next appear in Court on 30 August 2019.
“My Criminal Investigation Officers here at Lata have been taking statements from witnesses to the sad incident and are going through the statements as the investigation continues into the case,” says Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Temotu Province, Superintendent James Toaki
PPC Toaki called on relatives of the deceased to be patient as police continue with their investigation.
“Investigations into such cases usually take awhile before completed and is ready to go before the Court.
“I am pleased with my officers' progress so far despite the challenges they face including the weather on Utupua Island.
“I encourage people there to continue to assist my officers with the investigation,” PPC Toaki emphasises.
- Police Media