admits killing brother
A man pleaded guilty to the charge he murdered his younger brother in Gela, Central Province this year.
Benjamin Manakama, 28, made the admission on Monday during a committal hearing.
Principal Magistrate Stefan Metanomski after noting his guilty plea, further remanded Manakama to November 30 for sentencing before the High Court.
Manakama stabbed his younger brother aged 22 on his back with knife on September 26, this year at Moli village.
This was over a comment the deceased said to the accused’s wife and another girl when they were still not married.
The court heard that the deceased had earlier told the two girls he would marry one of them.
One of the girls later got married to the accused who continued to have ill-feelings towards his younger brother over the comments.
Solomon Kalu of the Public Solicitor’s Office represents Manakama while Nelson Dhita of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions represents the Crown.
Man denies rape, admits sex
A YOUNG man accused of raping a 14 –year-old girl admitted he had sex with the teenager but denied the rape charge.
Kickson Teo entered his pleas in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court during a committal hearing on Monday.
The accused denied raping the 14-year-old girl at a village in East Guadalcanal last month, but admitted having sex with her.
Principal Magistrate Stefan Metanomski after the committal documents were tendered and the defence conceded there was enough evidence, committed the Teo to stand trial in the High Court.
The accused will appear in the High Court for arraignment on November 30.
Sarah Karani of the Public Solicitor’s Office is representing Teo.
Representing the State is Sirepu Ngava of
the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Girl claims man tries to rape herAN alleged victim in an attempted rape trial told court a man tried to have sex with her and another girl at Gela, Central Province.
14-year-old girl was giving evidence in the trial of Peter Hoka who faces nine
counts of attempted rape and eleven counts of indecent assault charges.
only nine years old and the other girl, 12, when the alleged incidents started
heard that in one of the alleged incidents, she was watching the accused
committing the alleged offences on the other victim before the offences were
committed on her.
heard that threats were used against the young girls and after that particular incident;
Hoka gave $6 each to them.
accused allegedly continued to try and rape the girls and sexually assault them
over a two year period in 2007 and 2008 on various locations in Gela.
before Justice Stephen Pallaras started on Monday in the High Court and will
Prosecutor Fatima Taeburi will be calling two more witnesses.
being represented by Stanley Aupai of Public Solicitor’s Office.
Court awaits psychiatric reportA POLICE officer found guilty of sexually abusing his step-daughters is now awaiting psychiatric report before he is sentenced.
The mitigation and sentencing submissions were made yesterday in the High Court.
The sentence was not handed down because the psychiatric report that was requested by the defence was not yet available.
Justice Stephen Pallaras therefore adjourned the matter to December 3 to give time for the report to be made available.
The step-father has been convicted after a trial for one count of rape, two counts of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault charges.
This was for incidents in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 on his two step-daughters, now aged 15 and 14.
All offences occurred at in their home in Honiara.
Michael Holara of the Public Solicitor’s Office represents the step-father while appearing for the state is Lavinia Fineanganofo of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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