POLICE have appealed to the people of Wagina in Choiseul to remain calm in the midst of a stabbing incident that hospitalised a man at the village’s Rural Health Clinic on 2 January 2019.
Taro police say report of the incident reached them on the afternoon of that day.
Reports suggest the man was stabbed twice at the back with a knife and was brought over to the Wagina Rural Health Clinic.
It was alleged the victim lost a lot of blood from his wounds, but at that stage police could not establish the motive of the stabbing.
“The police tried to contact Wagina but the telecommunication to receive the phone call could not be reached, may be due to bad weather,” a police statement said.
Choiseul Province Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Vincent Eria says a team of 10 officers comprising of investigators, Police Response Unit (PRU) and a prosecutor had a briefing on Thursday to depart to attend the report.
“We are working on community engagement to look for radio on HF to calm down the situation as the victim’s relative may retaliate since the suspect is yet to be arrested.
“I appeal to relatives of both sides to remain calm, not to resolve to any form of violence or take the law into your own hands, as police are making arrangements to go over to Wagina Island to investigate the matter.”
– Police Media