Police in Central Province arrests man for burning kitchen house

POLICE in Tulagi, Central Province have arrested a 24 year-old male for allegedly setting fire to his brother’s kitchen house at Pihaga settlement, Haroro village in Big Ngella Central Province.

It was alleged on December 27, 2017, the man who was disappointed with his parents for not feeding him after a long day of celebration, set fire to the kitchen.

The kitchen which was made of local materials was only partly burned due to the quick response of some relatives who assisted in putting out the fire.

Police at Tulagi were alerted of the incident and attended to the scene of the report and investigation into the matter is progressing.

The man responsible has been identified, apprehended and formally charged for one count of Arson.

The man was set to appear in the Honiara Central Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Inspector Hugo Maelasi says, “The charge the man is facing is serious and could carry a maximum custodial sentence if found guilty.

“I want to advice all good people in the Central Province not to take the law into their own hands, instead should find peaceful solution to any grievances.”


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