Backhoe case sentence, Friday - Solomon Star News

Backhoe case sentence, Friday

20 September 2019
The Coral Sea Resort and Casino, Honiara.

THE magistrate court today will sentence the man who drove a Backhoe Excavator into the Coral Sea Resort’s reception last year.

Dickson Irofinao had pleaded guilty to the charges of intimidation, wilful and unlawful damage.

Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison will hand down the sentence this morning in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.

Irofinao is facing charges in relation to the incident on the afternoon of 11 October 2018, at the Coral Sea Resort in Honiara.

Police say Irofinao drove a Backhoe Excavator straight into the hotel lobby following an argument with his partner.

His partner is an employee at the Coral Sea Resort at the time of offending.

He then drove the Excavator out of the hotel and later that same afternoon surrendered himself to the police. 

Ron Dickey Pulekera of Public Solicitor’s Office is representing Irofinao while the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutor appears for the Crown.