A man has on Tuesday admitted allegations he trespassed into a property and burnt down a house while in possession of a firearm.
After the court enter convictions against Richard Rava, Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi made an order for his remand.
Public Prosecutor Elma Rizzu made the application to have Rava remanded in custody to await his sentence due to the seriousness of the arson charge.
Ms Taeburi agreed with prosecution and added that arson is the most serious charge the accused faces and will highly receive a imprisonment term.
“The risk of absconding is high than before.”
Rava was therefore remanded in custody and will be brought before the court again on May 6 for mitigation and sentencing submissions on his case.
He pleaded guilty to the charges of arson, criminal trespass, intimidation and purchasing, acquiring of firearm and ammunition without licence.
This relates to the incident in September 2013 in north Guadalcanal where Rava trespassed into a private area and burnt down a building.
At that time he was in the possession of a firearm.
Public Solicitor’s lawyer Daniel Kwalai appeared on instructions of his colleague Allan Tinoni on Tuesday.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN