Police arrests male suspect for unlawful wounding

POLICE in Tetere have arrested a 17-year-old male suspect for wounding a victim at Luluga area in North East Guadalcanal on December 24, 2017.

Provincial Police Commander, Guadalcanal Police Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “The Motives behind the Incident was an argument over a mobile phone. The alleged suspect confronted the victim to return his mobile phone but the victim denied stealing the suspect’s mobile phone.”

“The suspect used a bush knife and cut the victims left arm and caused serious injuries.”

“Police have charged the suspect for grievous harm Contrary to Section 226 of the Penal code.

“The suspect appeared before the Magistrate Court on the 27 December 2017 and is currently remanded. The suspect will appear back in court in 14 days’ time.

“The victim was assisted to the National Referral Hospital for medical attention and is in a stable condition.”

The incident is believed to have occurred between 5pm and 6pm on December 24, 2017.


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