Suspect arrested, remanded
A MAN has been remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly chopping to death another man with a bush knife at Koivo village in the Guadalcanal plains over the weekend.
Peter Kwainia was remanded in custody until July 5 when he is due back in the Honiara Magistrates Court.
Police alleged he used a bush knife to cut the deceased on his head, neck, stomach and his back following an argument.
This allegedly occurred on the morning of 18 June, which is on Saturday at Koivo, which is located within the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil (GPPOL 3) area.
The accused and the deceased, who are from Malaita, married two sisters from Guadalcanal.
Police alleged these two men did not get along well with each other for sometimes due to ill feelings they held against each other.
On the day of the incident, police alleged the accused was arguing with some other men when the deceased joined in.
It was alleged during the course of the argument, the accused took his bush knife and cut the deceased four times on his body and then escaped.
The deceased was said to have died soon after the incident due to deep cut wounds on his body.
The matter was reported to the police and the accused was arrested at an area at Aola further from Koiva.
Public Prosecutor Freliz Fakarii made the remand application before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN