THE Papua New Guinea (PNG) national who is accused of possessing a rifle without a license in Honiara will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday.
Dilys Tulosoi of Bougainville is facing a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition without licence.
This would be his second appearance in court after he was brought to the Honiara Magistrate’s Court for remand on the last court appearance.
Prosecution alleged Dilys was on his way up to Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL area) on September 18, intending to sell the .22 Riffle and 20 Ammunition live rounds to a buyer there when police pulled his vehicle over at a market stall at Henderson area.
Police approached the vehicle and apprehended him who was at that time allegedly in possession of the Riffle with two mobile phones.
Prosecution alleged that between 3pm and 7pm on that day, police following some intelligence report conducted a search for a .22 Riffle with 20 Ammunition live rounds intended for sale by the accused to a buyer at the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) area.
It was alleged that the accused who is believed to be a Bougainville, resides with his brother at an area at Lungga.
According to police informant, the .22 blot action riffle was kept under the custody of the accused’s relative from Bougainville.
It was further alleged that the riffle was handed over to the accused in Honiara.
The accused then was allegedly making his way up to GPPOL to sell the rifle when he was apprehended.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN