Police arrests foreign national for murder incident in Renbel Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Tigoa in Renbel Province have arrested a Foreign National person male suspect in relation to an allegation of murder on the death of a 37-year-old male on 1 January 2023.

Assistant Commissioner (AC) National Operations Ms. Evelyn Thugea says, “It was alleged that the deceased and the suspect were arguing at a logging camp as a result they attacked each other and when the argument was over the deceased went home.”

AC Thugea says, “Relatives noticed he was dead around 1pm to 2pm and reported the matter to the police. Police have discovered some bruises on his body and requested a pathologist and forensic to attend as part of the investigation process.”

 Ms. Thugea says, “The suspect is now remanded and will appear in Honiara Magistrates’ Court on a later date while investigation into the death incident continues.”

Condolences to the family of the deceased for the loss of one of their family member.

Police appeal to those who present during the time of incident to assist with information. This will help investigators bring those responsible to justice. If you have information please call in at Togoa Police Station.

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