MALAITA Premier, Peter Chanel Ramohia is calling all Malaitan youths to refrain from involving in illegal practices that may cause fear to people in the communities.
Mr Ramohia made this call yesterday after learning about the four men who were arrested and remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon in relation to an incident on 21 July at the Taba’a Bridge at Matakwalao where the workers of the Dalgro Construction Company were threatened with guns.
“This is bad because it sends a message thats guns are still out there in this province,” Mr Ramohia said.
“I want to call on our youths to refrain from doing such practice.”
Mr Ramohia said such disagreements has its own way of addressing it.
“If you disagreed with those things, we have community chiefs, pastors and as well as the provincial government to help you out with that.”
He said that to wrongly approach those situation will take you no further but to the prison which not good for you.
He urged the Malaitans to stay away from such practice and focuses more on things that will benefit their families.
Mr Ramohia said that he wants community leaders to work together with Police to do away with people with guns in order for Malaita to be free from guns.
He thanked the community leaders who have assisted the police to arrest those suspects.
The four suspect have been remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon.
They are; Iki Olomea, Leonard Ofaka, Bredley Abarai and Jimmy Eno Bana who jointly charged with one count of possession of firearm and threatening violence.
Workers of the Dalgro Construction Company that won the bid for Bridge Construction were working on the bridge when the men allegedly came and threatened them.
Prosecution alleged the men were under the influence of liquor at that time.
It was alleged that one of the men who hold the gun which is a 303 rifle black in colour put in a bullet and then cocked the gun pointing it at the workers.
The workers left the site after the incident.
Police arrested the four last weekend with the help of the communities and chiefs of Loina and Taba’a.
They also retrieved the weapon.
The men are yet to be legally represented.
They are due back in court on August 9.
By LESLEY SANGA