Man who trespasses into PM’s residence to reappear in court
THE man who allegedly trespassed into the Prime Minister’s residence at Lunnga, East of Honiara during last November’s unrest will appear in court today.
That is for him to take his plea to the charge of criminal trespass.
His matter was earlier listed on Monday but was then administratively adjourned for today.
He has been directed by the court on the last court date to go to the Public Solicitor’s Office so a lawyer can be allocated for him earlier so he can take his plea today.
The accused allegedly entered the Prime Minister residence at Lunnga, on 26 November 2021.
This was during the height of the three days of violence in Honiara which left the city’s Chinatown in ruins.
The violence which was sparked by protestors who were against Government’s decision to switch diplomatic ties with China over Taiwan.
The three days of violence which started on 24 November 2021 saw looting and arson of business houses and shops.
Three people also died.
About 200 peacekeepers from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea were deployed to Honiara to help restore law and order.
Court to hear PTC on missing 300k exhibit case
A PRE-TRIAL conference on the case of the Police Officer accused of stealing $300,000 kept as exhibit at Police exhibit facility at Rove Police Headquarters will be conducted today.
This followed Makasi Dolaiano’s not guilty plea to the charge of stealing as a clerk at the previous court date.
Trial dates to hear evidences into this matter is likely to be fixed today as well.
Dolaiano was one of the officers who manned the exhibit facility when the $336,891.20, belonging to One Link’s customers kept as exhibit went missing in October 2020.
That missing $300k was recovered by police after they arrested the manager of the money investment scheme One Link Pacifica in April 2020.
The money belongs to the customers or investors of the scheme.
The 300k was initially kept at the exhibit facility at the Central Police Station.
It was later transferred to the Exhibit Facility at the Police Headquarters when it went missing.
Accused to confirm legal rep
ONE of the men accused of breaking into a liquor shop at Kukum and stole about 40 cartons of alcohol will appear today in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.
This is for Joe Ririmae to confirm his legal representation.
Ririmae, Fred Lui, and a 16-year-old juvenile are facing the charge of shop break-in they committed between February 3 and 4 this year.
Lui is currently under a warrant of arrest while the 16-year-old juvenile had already pleaded guilty to the offence.
One of their co-accused Junior Ratu was sentenced to two years in prison for this offence at a previous court date.
It was alleged that the accused was among group of men who broke into the liquor shop which police only managed to arrest four of them.
The cartons of alcohol stolen were valued at $19,000.