Man arrested in Central province for alleged intimidation

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POLICE in Central province have arrested a 22-year-old man who is now facing three counts of intimidation contrary to section 231 of the Penal code.

It is alleged that the male person on three separate occasions from August 14 to 15, 2018, at Haroro Village threatened to harm three victims, while armed with a bush knife, bow and arrow.

The matter was reported to the Tulagi Police Station on September 7, 2018, of which the suspect was brought to the Station by his brothers. He was formally arrested and placed in in police custody.

The suspect has been charged and released on a principal bail of $500 to appear before Honiara Central Magistrates Court on October 22, 2018.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province, Superintendent Patricia Leta says, “Intimidation is a serious offence which carries a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment if found guilty.

“I would like to remind families and good people of Central province not to resort to violence if you have any disagreement between each other.

“All of us need to stay in harmony with each other so that we build a peaceful society.

“I would like to thank the suspect’s brothers for handing him over to my officers at the Tulagi Police Station.

“This shows community members working together with the police to deal with any alleged crime, as part of the Crime Prevention Strategy.”


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