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Alleged arsonist under warrant

12 August 2014
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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

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