ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner, Matthew Varley strongly condemns the gruesome murder of a school girl last week in the Avuavu area of the Weathercoast of Guadalcanal and appeal to the people living in the area to assist police with its investigation into the matter.
Speaking at his weekly media conference in Honiara yesterday, Commissioner Varley says, “I want to condemn in the strongest terms this kind of violence against women and young girls in this country and it is about time the people and communities of Solomon Islands say enough is enough to all forms of violence against women and girls.”
Police in Guadalcanal Province are currently investigating the incident and already one suspect has been arrested and charged with murder and the search is on for two more possible suspects.
“Police immediately deployed a team comprising investigators and forensics officers down and worked over last the weekend with the community at the crime scene and more importantly with the family of the deceased,” says Police Commissioner Varley
“We will continue to do our job and work very hard with the community but we need the community to come together and say that this is not acceptable. No longer will we tolerate violence against women and girls in this country.”
It was alleged that the young girl was travelling home from school on Tuesday November 14, 2017 when she was attacked by three suspects and was gruesomely murdered and was later found three days later on November 17, 2017.
“Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the family and relatives of the deceased and also to the community in general who have been tragically affected by the death,” says Commissioner Matthew Varley.