INVESTIGATIONS into the recent disturbances that occurred at Karaina Settlement, west Honiara that resulted in four houses being burnt down, are still continuing.
Police prosecutor Iete Tebakota told court of the investigation’s status last Friday when the matter was brought before the Magistrate’s Court.
David Dawea Lakwolly, Erick Domo, David Danny Rabei, and Gilbert Atisa Mweela are each charged with one count of arson.
Co-accused John Metua is facing a charge of wilful & unlawful damage.
Police alleged the men aged between 30 and 40 years involved in the recent disturbances that occurred on August 20 and 21, this year.
It was alleged that as a result of the disturbances, four houses were burnt down.
Police further alleged the incident stemmed from arguments over money from the West Honiara Constituency which was allocated to the settlement.
According to police allegations, large sums of money that were issued to a community leader for distribution were not equally distributed.
The court also heard yesterday the men are yet to be represented by the Public Solicitor’s Office.
George Gray, who appeared on behalf of the office, said the matter will be officially allocated in due course.
He sought an adjournment to allow that to happen.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN