POLICE are still investigation the case involving the death of a young man found floating at Lungga creek, East of Honiara last month.
Two men from Temotu, Mark Nalua and Banabus Mwema has been arrested and charged for the murder of the young lad from Western Province.
The duo appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after they were remanded in custody last month.
The alleged murder incident occurred on the night of 22 March, 2015 near the Lungga seaside.
Police alleged the deceased and his girlfriend attended the sisi dance at Lungga seaside, that night at about 10pm.
Whilst there, prosecution alleged that the deceased and his girlfriend met, and had conversations with the two accused.
At one point, prosecution alleged Nalua had an argument with the deceased’s girlfriend.
Not long after, the deceased and his girlfriend left the sisi dance and went to have a chat in a bush near a creek, not far from the sisi dance.
Prosecution alleged that Mwema watched the deceased and his girlfriend went into the bush.
Whilst in the bush, it was alleged the deceased and his girlfriend heard Nalua’s voice coming into the bush and then allegedly attacked the deceased.
According to the allegation, Nalua allegedly hold on to a piece of stick and whipped the back of the deceased’s head.
The deceased fell on to the ground and Nalua then allegedly threatened the deceased’s girlfriend.
She however escaped from Nalua.
On 10 am the next day, the body of the deceased was found floating in the creek near the sisi dance by some people.
Police were called and following their investigations, arrested Nalua and remanded him in custody on 26 March.
According to the court document, Police believed there was more than one person who moved the deceased’s body from the bush and into the creek.
Police had suspected the accused Mwema of allegedly aiding Nalua in doing that and therefore arrested him later.
Mwema was remanded on 30 March.
The duo are further remanded after their brief appearance in court on Thursday to allow police investigations to continue.
They are due back in court on 23 April.
The accused were represented by Lazarus Kwaiga and Stanley Aupai of Public Solicitor’s Office while Public Prosecutor Maito’o Hauirae appeared for the state.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN