Under voluntary arrangement
FOUR members of the Malaita for Democracy and Development (M4DD) have voluntarily surrendered to Police in relation to November riots in Honiara in 2021.
They surrendered themselves on Monday at Auki police station. They are being transported to Honiara via a police fast craft for questioning.
They come forward in respond to police call for them to avail themselves to respond to allegations in relation to November riot.
Among those members who gave in for questioning is the M4DD Vice President Max Bobby.
Speaking to Solomon Star Auki in an interview yesterday Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Leslie Kili confirmed this adding only three of the M4DD members were sent to Honiara yesterday including Mr. Bobby.
PPC Kili said the fourth M4DD member will make his way to Honiara later due to the busy schedule where the PPC said he will call in for questioning in an appropriate time for him.
He said police are not putting any pressure on those suspects as the current arrangement of voluntary giving in for questioning has been working well.
The M4DD President Knoxley Atu has led the way forward to voluntarily surrendered to police to respond to allegations of his involvement in the November riots.
According to Police, Mr.Atu is currently released on bail and will appear in court later this month.
PCC Kili also clarifies that the presence of Honiara PRT in Auki was to transport M4DD members who voluntarily surrendered to police.
He said there is no mass arrest of M4DD members as speculated fast in Auki town that cause fear among members of the public in Auki town.
While he confirmed the presence of Honiara PRT in Auki yesterday, he clarifies that they are there in respond to the request he made to transport those M4DD members who are voluntarily giving in for police questioning.
PPC Kili said the current arrangement of allowing suspects who are members of M4DD to give in for police questioning is working well where he denied the rumor that Honiara PRT are coming to Malaita mainly to conduct mass arrest on M4DD members.
With that, he said M4DD is currently complying well with police where he said Auki town is safe.
The PPC then called on those who spread rumors to stop misleading the public on matters that are sensitive in nature which have the potential to cause panic among people.
With that, PPC Kili thanked M4DD members for working together with police by giving in to respond to allegations labeled against them.
By WILSON SAENI