Alleged arsonist under warrant - Solomon Star News

Alleged arsonist under warrant

12 August 2014

POLICE will be searching for an alleged arsonist who failed to turn up on Monday in court for the setting of his trial date.

This followed a warrant of arrest that has been issued for the accused John Makasi on Monday in the Honiara Magistrate Court.

He was supposed to turn up so that a trial date can be fixed, but have failed to do so.

Makasi is facing charges of arson in relation to an allegation between July 1 and July 21, 2008 at Marovo, Western Province.

Prosecution alleged he set fire to three bulldozers owned by Earthmover’s company.

He was allegedly procured by his co-accused to do commit the offence.

His co-accused, who masterminded the arson, was already sentenced in 2011 after he was found guilty following a trial.

The Public Solicitor’s Office is representing Makasi while the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions appeared for the State.

By Assumpta Buchanan