A WOMAN and two of her brothers have been remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly attacking the woman’s husband last month at Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara.
The alleged victim, Fred Ramo, lodged his complaint to the police after he was discharged from the National Referral Hospital on June 1.
According to the allegation, prosecution said Fred’s right eye was totally damaged with bruises to his face and body.
Rachael Roko, 28, Lionel Anisi 32, and Michael Malefo, 23, were arrested and charged for one count of grievous harm.
They were brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday late afternoon where a remand application was made by the Police Prosecution.
Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga granted the remand application and remanded the trio in custody until June 17.
That’s when they will appear again in court.
Police alleged that on 26 May, 2015 between 9am and 10am, Rachael had an argument with her husband who had just returned home from the previous day when he left for work.
It was alleged that Fred left his home on the morning of 25 May, for his job as a bus driver.
He however, did not return home after work at 9pm as he met some of his friends and joined them for a drink.
They allegedly drank beers with his friends until the next morning when the alleged victim returned home.
Prosecution alleged that after the argument, Rachael left their house and returned with five of her relatives in a car.
They were allegedly armed with bush knives and one of them with a kitchen knife.
Fred was allegedly asleep and woken up to his wife calling him to open the door.
Police alleged accused Rachael then went in grabbed one of their children who was with Fred and left the door wide open.
Her brothers then allegedly entered the house and Anisi punched Fred’s right eye with a sharp object which Fred felt going through his eye ball.
It was alleged Fred felt pain and blood flowed out of his eye.
It was alleged that the men continued punching, kicking and hitting Fred with hard objects all over his face and body.
After the alleged assault, the accused men then held Fred at knife point and led him to his father’s house to ask for compensation.
The men then left after Fred’s father told them to return later in the afternoon.
Fred was then assisted to the National Referral Hospital where he received medical treatment but had found that his right eye ball was totally damaged.
He was then admitted to the surgical ward.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN