A second person has been remanded in custody on Sunday afternoon in relation to the shooting at Mbike IslandResort at Gela, Central Province.
Junlyn Mika, 29, of Malaita faces one count of aiding and abetting in relation to the alleged arson of the Sun Express boat.
Prosecution alleged she supplied fuel to the alleged boat skipper Jim Aita who was the first person to be charged for the Mbike shooting and other men who are still at large.
Mika was allegedly looking after the Bare Foot fuel depot, which was on an island located in the Gela Group.
The fuel depot is owned by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Malaita Jimmy Lusibaea.
Mika was remanded in custody until September 11, when she will appear again in court.
Her co-accused, Aita will return to court today for a committal hearing on his case.
Aita faces three counts of attempted murder, one count of willful and unlawful damage to property, one count of attempt to destroy property by explosives, one count of possess firearm without firearm licence, one count of possess of ammunition without firearm license, discharging firearm in public and one count of arson.
It was alleged that between 2am and 3am of 9 December, a group of armed men arrived at the resort in a fibreglass boat with firearms and indiscriminately fired at Sun Express boat and towards the resort.
On the afternoon of 8 December, the Sun Express, a boat operating under the Breakwater Cafe in Honiara transported the 17 MPs to Mbike Island.
The MPs were out on a retreat ahead of the Prime Minister’s election the next day.
It was alleged that soon after the gun firing, the armed men, including Aita, poured petrol at the back of Sun Express before setting it alight.
But the fire flame however returned to their boat from the poured fuel.
Out of fear and danger, the men allegedly threw out two filled containers of fuel that bears the name Bare Footon them into the sea and quickly fled the scene.
It was alleged that crew members of Sun Express boat swiftly attended to their boat and put off the fire just in time.
They inspected the fast craft and after realising it was still safe for travel, the MPs and others at the resort boarded it back to Honiara just in time to take part in the election.
Police also alleged Aita and his group fled Mbike Island back to Bare Foot fuel depot.
There, police alleged the group burned the outboard motor canoe they used in this mission for the purpose of concealing the identity of the boat, and its owner.
It was further alleged that on about 10am of December 9, Aita and other five suspects, whom police are yet to identify, were transported to Honiara on a private boat.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN