THE cognitive impaired man, accused of stabbing a Japanese journalist with a scissors during the recent commemoration event of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal at Bloody Ridge, has been remanded in custody, Tuesday.
Alex Wasi is facing one count of unlawful wounding.
He was brought to the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon where the Prosecution made an application to remand him in custody for 14 days.
Wasi is yet to be legally represented.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea granted prosecution’s application and had Wasi remanded for the next 14 days.
Wasi is due in court again on August 30.
He is accused of stabbing the alleged victim who is a media person for the Japanese delegation to the G80 commemoration on August 8.
Prosecution alleged he was part of the crowd who went to witness the ceremonial event at Bloody Ridge on that day.
Following the attack, the mentally ill person was arrested and taken into police custody.
A psychiatric doctor then informed police that the accused is a mentally ill person and was one of their patients.
The doctor also informed police the mentally ill person took his last medication in March.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN
Solomon Star, Honiara