THE suspect from Ulawa Island who struck her partner with a timber during the Easter weekend is yet to be arrested by police.
Makira Provincial Police Commander Richard Hane revealed this to the Solomon Star, Tuesday.
The incident was occurred at Rehia village on Easter Saturday following an argument.
As a result she was hospitalised and unable to walk.
The impact of the hit was said to have affected her spinal cord and she is bed-ridden under medical observation. The husband who was allegedly intoxicated at that time got into argument with her wife.
It was during the course of the heated argument that the husband snatched a timber and landed it at her wife’s back.
Following the hit, the woman was rushed to the nearby area health centre for medical attention.
Yesterday Mr Hane said, the man is yet to be arrested by Kirakira police because his officers were unable to travel by boat to Ulawa due to bad weather and lack of funds.
“Police have yet to arrest the man due to bad weather between Kirakira and Ulawa.
“The second reason holding us back here is financial setback to meet the cost of logistic and travel arrangement from Kirakira to Ulawa.
“Once funds are available we should go over. So I wan to assure relatives of the victims that police will still arrest the man,” Mr Hane said.
By DENVER NEWTER