* RSIPF investigates burning incident in Malaita Province
* RSIPF investigates alleged infanticide incident in Makira-Ulawa Province
RSIPF investigates burning incident in Malaita Province
Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki are investigating a burning incident at Waisisi Village in West Are’Are, Malaita Province on 26 August 2019.
Operation Manager at the Auki Police Station, Inspector Charles Edwin Koto says, “The report reveals that it was a dwelling house that was burnt down in retaliation to claims of sorcery.”
Inspector Koto says, “People at Waisisi Village saw the house burning so they ran and put off the fire. The fire partly destroyed the semi-permanent house.”
“It is believed that the burning of the house was related to a sorcery claim that the victim was blamed a number of deaths in the Village. Following that claim and threats, the victim and his family was moved from their house and relocated to a nearby village for their safety,” Inspector Koto adds.
He says, “Our investigators have already identified two suspects in relation to the burning incident as investigations into the incident continue.”
RSIPF investigates alleged infanticide incident in Makira-Ulawa Province
Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Kirakira are investigating an alleged infanticide incident that occurred at a School in East Makira in the Makira-Ulawa Province on 20 August 2019.
Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira Ulawa Province, Inspector Jerry Muaki says, “A report received from a School in West Wainoni, East Makira alleged that a 17-year-old female student killed her baby shortly after giving birth to the baby boy before disposing the body at sea.”
Inspector Muaki explains, “An investigation team from Kirakira Police Station have been sent to the area and returned already. Investigations into the incident continue with no arrests made so far. The suspect is still admitted at the Kirakira Hospital.”
“I would like to thank the authorities at the concerned School in East Makira for their prompt action in reporting the incident to Police and taking the suspect quickly for medical attention. Infanticide is a very serious offence under Solomon Islands Penal Code.”
“I appeal to the good people of Makira Ulawa Province to report such incidences to the police as such an act is very serious as well as a great risk to the lives of the young girls and women,” Inspector Muaki emphasises.