23-yo arrested over rape charge

A 23-year-old male has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 20-year-old girl in the Lungga area in East Honiara on July 9, 2018.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Guadalcanal province Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says, “My officers attended to the report of the alleged rape after it was reported to police on July 10 and apprehended the alleged suspect around the Plywood area at Lungga.

“The alleged rape happened when the victim was on her way home after work on the evening of July 9.

“The suspect allegedly used a long bush knife to threaten the victim and allegedly raped her.

“The suspect was formally arrested at the Henderson police station and interviewed. A remand application is being processed for the suspect to be placed in custody as the investigation into the alleged incident continues.

“The Criminal Investigation Team at the Henderson police station are investigating the alleged rape incident and I appeal to both parties to refrain from taking the law into their own hands but allow the police to investigate the matter.”


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