Murder accused still without lawyer

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A MURDER accused is still to find a legal representative to represent him in court.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi said the accused 33-year-old Mathew Kosa Manebona is yet to secure a lawyer.

The accused is facing one count of murder in relation to the alleged killing incident of a 25-year-old male person at Halavo on April 5, 2021.

It is alleged that the deceased and the suspect were having an argument that went out of control, as a result the suspect grabbed a knife and cut the victim on the left side of his head, then stabbed him on the right side of his stomach.

Police in Tulagi were alerted and officers attended to the report, where he was arrested and charged for the offence committed.

The body of the deceased was then transported to the Tulagi Hospital but later referred to the National Referral Hospital (NRH), where medical authorities confirmed the death of the victim.