Police in Makira Province have seized logging machines owned by King Solomon Development Ltd on Friday for failing to pay $569, 971 of royalty to the Vila Timber Enterprises.
Makira-Ulawa Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent Peter Sitai said his officers assisted the High Court sheriff officer to successfully seize logging machineries at Maepua Camp, in Central Makira owned by the King Solomon Development Ltd.
“The seizure came about following high court order issued on the 7 December 2018 to the company for failing to pay sum of SBD569, 971 of logging royalty to Vila Timber Enterprises Ltd” says PPC Sitai.
A total of eight heavy plant machines that include: three excavators, two bulldozers, one log truck, one dump truck and one folk lifter were seized. They are now kept under the police custody, waiting for further court orders.
According to the RSIPF Media Unit, the company was given seven days as from the 28 December 2018 to response.
Police has appealed to the landowners and the management of the King Solomon Company to cooperate with them so that the issue can be sorted out peacefully under law.
The RSIPF Media Unit says police would not tolerate any persons who decides to take the law into own hands.
– Police Media