INVESTIGATIONS into the murder case involving two men who allegedly assaulted a deceased at China Town, Honiara, early this year continues.
Police Prosecutor David Tepai on Thursday informed the court on the status of investigations into the case.
He said only two more witness statement are yet to be obtained.
He then sought an adjournment to allow them to transfer the file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
Roy Fiuburua, 26, and 25- year-old Silas Saru who are each facing one count of murder are without lawyers as of yet.
Saru said he made a request to the Public Solicitor’s Office but no lawyer has yet to visit him.
Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo told both accused that the charge against them is serious and they need lawyers to represent them.
He adjourned the matter to September 18 and told both accused to follow up on their requests.
Police alleged that the two men were involved in a fight with the deceased on March 1, this year, at the George Wu area, Chinatown.
They were all drinking in the deceased’s room when an argument broke out between them during which the deceased came out of the house swearing.
It was alleged that as a result of the swearing Roy attacked the deceased.
Police further alleged Silas met up with the deceased between the containers at the George Wu area, when he was running away from Roy.
Silas then allegedly held on to the deceased’s head and hit it against the container until he fell down unconscious on the ground.
The deceased was taken to the National Referral Hospital the following day where he received treatment and later discharged.
On the evening of August 4, the deceased was brought back to the Hospital but died on the early hours of the following day.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN