Plea for man on arson charge

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A 42-year-old man alleged to have set fire to a copra shed building in Temotu will likely enter his plea before Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison.

His case was adjourned in the previous occasion for a plea to be entered today on the charge against him.

This is the case of Peter Dagi, 42, whom police had charged with one count of arson relating to an incident which occurred in 2019.

Dagi was accused of setting a fire to a copra building at Bwa on Lord Howe Island in Temotu Province in April 2019.

The accused also had issues with his status of mind and an assessment that was conducted by the psychiatrist, confirmed that he is a person of unsound mind (mentally disabled).

The Public Solicitor’s office is representing the accused in court.