Mr Lilo was responding to a claims carried in the Island Sun newspaper yesterday by a group of Malaitans including a former militant, who claimed the PM involved with Black Shark who killed five Malaitans during the height of the ethnic conflict.
The group Israel Siau, Moses Su’u and Peter Fuana demanded that the PM pay compensation for his involvement in the group who they claim was responsible for the killing of five Malaitans.
Mr Lilo said there was not a single element of truth in the story as he had not been in the country during the height of the ethnic tension.
He said from 1999 to 2001, he was at the Australian National University, Australia doing his post-graduate studies.
He said the letter demanding $6million compensation for his alleged involvement was therefore false and now subject to police investigation.
“The ex-militants must be confused with other leaders but certainly not me.”
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said that he would not enter into a debate with the ex-militants as he had never engaged in any militancy movements adding that the issue is now in the hands of police and his lawyer.
The Prime Minister’s Office also confirmed that Mr Lilo’s lawyer had already formally lodged a complaint against the authors and perpetrators of the articles, letters and messages including the Island Sun newspaper for malicious damages.
The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet can also reveal that one of the signatories to the letter had begged to apologize to Mr Lilo but he was told that the matter was now with police.
The Prime Minister said police investigation will tell who is telling the truth and who has told lies to the public.
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