Chinese nationals sentence, Feb 6
TWO Chinese nationals who assaulted a Bangladesh in April at Lungga, East of Honiara will be sentenced on February 6.
Jun Jie Ma and Yuang Ma had been found guilty after a trial of Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm.
Their matter was listed for sentence yesterday but was adjourned as Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea is still on leave.
Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite mentioned and adjourned the matter for sentence.
The two defendants are related to the victim’s partner, Li Ping Ma.
Li Ping was also jointly charged with the two defendants but she was acquitted after finding her not guilty of assaulting the victim.
She used to live with the victim but then had separated due to some disagreements between them.
On the day of the incident, Li Ping and the defendants went to LCSM business area to remove a container but the victim did not allow them to remove it.
Jun Jie and Yuang then assaulted the victim.
The victim then went and reported the matter to the Police.
La Ping also reported the victim to the Police for the charges of domestic violence matters, which, he was later acquitted off.
The victim Chandana Suresh Gunathilaka Karunapedige is also currently on trial for larceny from a person.
Li Ping accused him of stealing her handbag from her on the morning of 16 March his year.
The bag contained her passport, USD $2,000, SBD $12,000, driving licenses, work permit and other important documents.
Husband awaits sentence for assaulting wife
A MAN who assaulted his wife over an argument last September in Honiara will be sentenced in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on February 6.
The 48 year-old man was pleaded guilty to one count of Domestic Violence – Physical Abuse, a charge under the Family Protection Act.
He appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court to receive his sentence which was supposed to be delivered by Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea but his matter was adjourned due to DMC Iomea is still on leave.
Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite mentioned this matter and adjourned it to February 6.
At that time, DCM Iomea will already resume work.
On the morning of 11 September 2022, an argument broke out between the Complainant and the Defendant in a market stall at Mbaranamba settlement, Honiara.
They were both under the influence of Liquor and were exchanging abusive words at each other.
The defendant became angry with the Complainant and then used both his hands to hit the Complainant’s face several times.
As a result of the assault, the Complainant fell on to the ground.
The defendant then went into a Taxi and left.
The Complainant felt bad about what the defendant did to her and told their five children to get out of the house while she tried to strike matches to their window curtains.
She was, however, intercepted by her neighbours.
She then went and reported the matter to the Naha Police.
Alleged armed robber fronts court today
A MAN accused of stealing valuable properties from the China Harbour Construction located opposite the King George Sixth School, East Honiara will face the court today.
Eddie Maki, 30 is facing one count of armed robbery.
He had on the last court date told the court he is willing to assist police locate his co-accused who was allegedly armed with a home-made pistol.
The Complainant in this matter is Chinese National Su Sem, who is the Manager of Engineering Construction Department at the China Harbour Construction.
Prosecution alleged Maki and his co-accused at about 4.40pm on 23 December 2022 entered into the Victim’s office.
Maki was allegedly armed with an axe while his co-accused armed with a gun.
While Maki’s co-accused pointed the gun at the Victim, Maki allegedly searched the office for money but did not find any money.
They then took off with two laptops they found on the staffs’ desk along with a level machine and other properties before they both escaped outside towards the King George School Staff houses.
The Victim and other local workers at the Construction site chased after them but were unsuccessfully as both men escaped heading in an easterly direction.
Properties robbed were two laptops, worth around $8,000 to $10,000, a laptop bag, two USB drive and a level machine worth around $1,000.
Prosecution alleged Maki and his co-accused had some links with the local employees at the site and on that the day of the offending, it was the employees pay day.