Man faces murder of wife
A MAN accused of the murder of his wife following an argument between them since Mother’s Day Celebration in Langalanga lagoon, Malaita Province, over the weekend has been remanded in Auki Custody.
Reporters were told yesterday by the Police Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau, that the 30-year-old suspect has been remanded in custody whilst police conduct further investigation.
“It was alleged the 28-year-old deceased and her husband had some arguments since the Mother’s Day celebration,” he said.
He said after the argument, the deceased was found with injuries to her face and in the back of her head.
Commissioner Mangau said police arrived at the scene and saw the body of the deceased.
“The body of the deceased was transported to the National Referral Hospital morgue.”
The incident occurred at Olola, New Kaloka in Langalanga Lagoon on 21 May this year.
Commissioner Mangau said investigation is ongoing.
He appealed to community at Olola to assist Police in their investigation.
Commissioner Mangau expressed his condolences to relatives and the village for the loss of their loved one.
“I appeal to our people to remain calm whilst Police are investigating this matter,” he added.
Police call for witnesses to come forward in Rannoggah murder trial
POLICE are urging witnesses into the fatal stabbing incident at Koe Village in Onivemola, Rannoggah, Western Province, to come forward and assist them with their investigation.
Police Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau, made the call yesterday at his weekly media conference at the Rove Police Headquarters.
“Investigation is ongoing and I appeal to people in Koe Village and also witnesses to come forward and assist police in this investigation.”
The suspect, a young man in his 20’s, was already arrested, charged and remanded in custody at the Gizo Correctional Centre for the murder of his elder brother.
The incident happened last Saturday at the family’s settlement at Koe when most of the villagers were away in their gardens.
The stabbing incident was said to have happened following a heated argument between the two brothers.
An earlier report obtained by Solomon Star stated that the elder brother was lying in a hammock when the suspect allegedly approached him from behind and cut his back and forehead.
The elder brother was said to have gotten up from the hammock and tried to escape. However, the suspect attacked him again, cutting both his elbows and stomach before escaping.
Commissioner Mangau urged the Koe community to remain calm, whilst police investigation is ongoing.
He also expressed his condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased.
50-year-old arrested for Kirakira death
POLICE have arrested and remanded a 50-year-old man in Kirakira custody this week in relation to the death of the man in his 50’s at Makira-Ulawa Provincial township on May 9.
Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters yesterday that the suspect allegedly attacked the deceased after he saw the deceased with his girlfriend.
“The matter was reported to Kirakira Police and the deceased was rushed to the Kirakira Hospital and was later pronounced dead by the medical authorities,” Mr Mangau said.
“Police conducted an inquiry and managed to arrest the suspect,” he added.
The deceased was discovered lying on the ground beside a dwelling house in Kirakira and the matter was reported to the Police.
The Police Commissioner appealed to the relatives of the accused and the deceased to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands, whilst police conduct their investigation.
“My sincere condolences to the families and relatives for their loss,” he added.