Police appeals for information on stolen bridge plaques

Officials of the Prime Minister’s Office and the ADB taking the first steps on
the newly opened ADB-funded bridges. The official opening was on August
23. Less than a month later, the official plaques are reported stolen. Photo
from SBM Online

POLICE in Guadalcanal Province are appealing to members of public for information that will assist their investigations into two plaques allegedly stolen from the Mbarande Bridge in North East Guadalcanal.

The plaques, which were installed at both ends of the bridge when it was officially opened recently, were reportedly removed on Thursday September 21, 2017.

“I want to appeal to communities around the Mbarande River area to assist Police to recover the stolen plaques by calling our officers at the Henderson or Tetere police stations if they believe they have any information on who was responsible for the stolen items. Those missing plagues were placed by the National Government and this project is a national project so everyone should respect such properties,” says Provincial Police Commander, Guadalcanal Province, Nixon Manetoga.

“I understand there were some disagreements among the local landowning groups in the Mbarande area recently but that is no reason for such actions which is clearly breaking our laws,” says PPC Manetoga.

Police in Guadalcanal Province recently arrested a male in relation to a stolen plaque at the Bloody Ridge Memorial after the plaque was located in the Lungga River area.

The male person was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison.


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