The Operation Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested a 47-year-old male person in relation to the death of a 27-year-old male person at Borderline area in East Honiara on the 26th of December 2022.
Supervising Director NCID Inspector Leslie Simao said, “The deceased and others were drinking kwaso (homebrew) along the road at Kobito 3 and Borderline area when they were approached by the suspect asking for a match. The boys replied they had no matches but the suspect insisted and later left.”
Director Simao said, “The suspect returned with a long bush knife and approached the boys angrily and strikes the deceased on his left neck and he fell on the ground.”
Supervising Director Mr. Simao said, “His friends sought assistance from the community and the deceased was rushed to the National Referral Hospital and later pronounced dead.”
Mr. Simao said, “The suspect was arrested and brought before the Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court on the 27 December 2022 and has now been remanded at the Rove Correctional Facility and will reappear in court on the 10th of January 2023.”
Simao appealed to the relatives of the deceased to stay calm and let police deal with the investigation into this sad incident.
“My Condolences to the immediate family of the deceased as they mourned the death of their loved one.”
– Police Media