Suspected arsonist arrested in Malaita

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Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Auki  Police Station  in Malaita Province have arrested a suspect in relation to an arson incident occurred at Firiana Village, Gounabusu area in East Kwaio on 8 February 2021.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province Chief Superintendent Stanley Riolo says, “The suspect was arrested for burning down two dwelling houses and a kitchen of his brother. He was armed when the incident occurred.”

PPC Riolo adds,“His presence in the community has caused a lot of risks to most especially women and children. He was in the hands of the police and the community now feel safe.”

Chief Superintendent Riolo says, “The suspect was arrested at his residence by Police early in the morning of Friday 19 Feb 2021 with the help of the community members.  He is now in police custody at Auki Police Station for further dealings.”

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