Investigation ongoing into arson in East Fataleka


POLICE investigation is still ongoing into the arson case in East Fataleka, Malaita province.

The incident occurred several months ago when a PCDF funded classroom building in one of the secondary schools in the region was razed down.

Supervising PPC Malaita, superintendent Lesley Kili told this paper yesterday on the investigation.

He said so far two suspects were arrested into the incident which included a teacher at the school and a collaborator.

PPC Kili said the teacher was released on bail after his remand while the other suspect is still remand awaiting his court.

He said investigation into the case is ongoing and police still need evidences on the incident from the communities.

Kili said this is so that the suspects are judge correctly and justly for the crime.

The PPC on that note called on communities within the area to assist police in their investigation.

The classroom building that was burned was funded by SIG through the PCDF program that roughly cost around $1 million.

MPGIS and MPG had reacted to the incident by condemning the action which will have severe impact on the learning of children.

The incident in general is a setback to education sector in the region and even Malaita province.

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