POLICE are facing logistics difficulties in executing a warrant of arrest for five alleged arsonists of Patmos Island, at Lungga River, East Honiara.
Public Prosecutor Sirepu Ramosaea on Tuesday told the court the warrant of arrested issued for the five accused last year is not yet executed.
She followed up with police at Henderson Police Station and was informed that enquiries were made by police to confirm whether the accused are on Patmos Island.
According to the sergeant, she spoke with the accused men are on Patmos Island but she was told police have logistics problem going to the Island to execute the warrant of arrest.
She added that police also have difficulty identifying the accused because the officers who dealt with the case are now transferred to the Central Police Station.
She however, told the court police have assured her they will look at ways to execute the warrant of arrest.
Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi adjourned the matter to September 2, for further review of the execution of the warrant of arrest.
The five accused, Iro Asilaua, George Malua, George Asilaua, Adrian Smith Malua and Ama Adomi were released on bail in 2013.
They failed to turn up in court on various dates last year and warrants of arrests were issued for them.
All accused are facing charges of arson, willful & unlawful damage, demanding money and criminal trespass in relation to an allegation on the night of 4 February, 2013 at Patmos Island.
The men allegedly went to the island and burned down a dwelling house made of bush material. It was alleged that the owner of the house was not at home when the accused arrived.
Prosecution alleged the men were not happy with the owner of the house after they suspected him of having an affair with their widowed sister in-law.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN