Police are yet to make any arrest on the ‘big players’ behind the recent riot and looting in east Honiara last week.
Acting Police Commissioner Ms Matanga said there are no initiators of the incident been arrest yet but investigations are still continuing.
“Investigation into finding key leaders is ongoing and police remains high alert to respond to any arising disturbances.”
Ms Matanga said so far 22 suspects have been arrested and charged, 6 of which have been released on bail condition.
Amongst those charged are four suspects on larceny and others on arson, criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly.
She said those arrested are of age 16 – 45 years and are mostly male.
The commissioner added while police operation remains on high alert, it is important that all stakeholders, responsible leaders and chiefs, and the public remain calm and help cooperate with the police.
Urging especially youths to refrain from such discouraging behaviour and do the right thing by staying away from trouble.
Ms Matanga acknowledged public cooperation so far and call for that same support to help reduce criminal activities in Honiara.
By Bradford Theonomi