Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the alleged murder of a 39-year-old mother at the Putagita Logging Camp, Roviana Lagoon on 5 January 2020.
Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Inspector Justina Fono says, “The alleged murder incident happened at the married quarter at the camp site.”
“It is alleged that the couple were experiencing a domestic violence issue and as result the suspect attacked the deceased (wife) with a sharp knife causing seven multiple wounds on the body of the deceased.”
Inspector Fono says, “The suspect is hiding with his relatives at the camp site and I call on the relatives of the suspect to release the suspect to police. It is an offense to harbour a police suspect. The alleged suspect is from Malaita and was living with his wife before the murder incident.”
“My condolence to the immediate families, relatives and friends of the deceased for this sad incident. May her soul rest in peace,” says Inspector Fono.
She adds: “I appeal to both parties to refrain from taking the law in to your own hands and allow police to investigate the matter.”
You can contact police at Gizo on phone 60999 with any information in relation to the murder and the whereabouts of the suspect.