WARRANTS of arrest has been issued for the arrest of two of the three prisoners who escaped from the Rove Correctional Centre last Sunday.
Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison also ordered the Office of the Director of Pubic Prosecutions and the police to update court on the next occasion as to the execution of the warrant of arrests.
This is in relation to the matters of Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga, which went before the courts, Friday.
Public Prosecutor Hellen Naqu asked the court to issue the warrant of arrests for the two accused when mentioning their matters.
She appeared on instructions of her colleague John Wesley Zoze who is on leave.
The matter will be brought back to the court on 3 January 2020.
Firimolea is facing armed robbery, resisting police arrest robbery and office break-in, while Faiga faces an armed robbery and malicious damage charges.
The armed robbery and resisting arrest offences related to the allegation on April 28 this year at the Nature Bakery at Ranadi.
It was alleged that seven armed men including Firimolea and his co-accused Sanau entered the Nature Bakery and allegedly robbed large amount of money.
The men, who were allegedly armed with knives attacked the owner and manager of the bakery, of which, they received injuries.
Police arrested, charged and remand Sanau on May 1 while Firimolea was remanded the next day.
So far, about $50,000 including some foreign currencies were recovered by the police.
The robbery charge relates to an incident that happened on the same day April 28, this year, the robbery incident happened at the Nature Bakery.
Firimolea is jointly charged in this matter with three juveniles aged 15, 17 and 17.
They allegedly broke into a shop and stole some cash and a carton of cigarette.
The office break in charge allegedly occurred on 22 October 2018 at the Honiara City Council (HCC) office.
Faiga’s matter has been set for trial in March next year.
Prosecution alleged he is one of the group of men who went in a car with a fake registration number plate to Kwaimani building in East Honiara.
They then allegedly uprooted the ANZ ATM machine, and took it to Henderson where they allegedly broke open the top tray and took more than $200,000.
The driver the car, Severio Sulimae was already sentenced to four and a half years in jail in 2017 after confessing to the ATM robbery.
Another man whom is a security officer, Joe Silas who was jointly charged with the two men became a prosecution witness.
He however died in 2016.
In 2017, Faiga failed to turn up in court and was on the run since then until last year when police re-arrested him in Malaita last year.
He was then remanded in custody but he however together with Firimolea and another armed robbery convict, Willie Olo escaped from prison on Sunday.
The trio were believed to have climbed over the heavily barbed wire security fence at the southern side towards the Honiara Botanical garden between 6pm and 9pm.
Police had set up a task-force “Operation Hunt-Man” to hunt down the three escapees who are still at large.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN