Police in Malaita investigate land dispute related incident

POLICE in Malaita province are investigating an incident of alleged threat, damage of property and assault of a man at Bona Village in West Kwaio in the Province on March 31, 2018.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander, Malaita Province, Timothy Apaesi said, “It is alleged a group of about ten people entered Bona Village and threatened the people there, damaged a dwelling house and assaulted a man.

“It is alleged that this happened as after some landowners of Bona set up a roadblock on March 31, 2018 to show their dissatisfaction with the management of the Sumlinsun logging company and the licensee for their lack of commitment in fulfilling some of their promises to the landowners.

“A team of my officers have been deployed to Bona Village to investigate the allegations.

“I appeal to parties involved in the alleged dispute at Bona Village to refrain from any form of violence and I encourage them to participate in peaceful dialogue over the matter,” says Apaesi.


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