2 juveniles arrested on unlawful wounding

POLICE at Tulagi in Central province have arrested and charged two male juveniles on June 18, 2018 for alleged unlawful wounding following a stabbing incident at Burungia Village on Small Ngella.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent Patricia Leta says, “It was alleged that on May 20, 2018 the alleged suspects had an argument with the victim whom they claimed had an affair with their sister. It was alleged the victim was then stabbed with a scissor that landed below the victim’s right armpit.

“The matter was reported to police in Tulagi on May 24, 2018. However, the suspects were on the run until they were finally arrested on June 18, 2018 as a result of the support given to police by the suspects’ parent.

“I wish to remind all good people of Central Province not to take the law into your own hands. There is always a way to resolve problems in a peaceful manner. I would also like to sincerely thank the families of the suspects for assisting my officers.

“I would also like to thank my hard working officers who responded to the report regardless of the bad weather experienced.”

Both suspects will appear at the Tulagi Magistrates Court on July 16, 2018.


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