Police arrest suspect in Tasiu attack


POLICE in Makira have arrested a 27-year-old man from Rea in the Weathercoast of Makira on September 17.

Provincial Police Commander Peter Sitai told this paper that the suspect was arrested, charged and released on a $500-principal bail, to appear again in Court on October 10.

PPC Sitai said there was a great break through by the police with the leaders of the Platform – specifically Johnson Sunaone and David Horesi.

The PPC said discussions with the two leaders has been successful; the two leaders have informed the police of what the platform is about and its constitution.

And, they are willing to work alongside the government and NGOs to achieve their mission.

PPC Sitai also said the camps need to be educated about law and order and to set up crime prevention committee within their camp and that the police had set up one (CPC) already in Rea camp where the incident had occurred.

Also he said that he is now putting in place responsive strategies to assist everyone both on Makira and Ulawa islands, and he will be visiting Ulawa in October as some members of the platform are in Ulawa.

The PPC also said the situation in the camps indicates that those people are in need of basic help like clothes, medicine, shelter and sanitation.

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