Police yet to confirm status of Renbel suspect

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

SUPERVISING Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga says that police is yet to confirm on whether or not the suspect arrested in the recent gruesome machete attack is mentally or not.

Responding to questions asked during a press conference on, Ms Matanga said there were speculations that the suspect is mentally ill, however she says those speculations will have to be proven by a psychiatrist.

Matanga said that the accused was arrested by police and was transported to Honiara with the assistance of the Australian Defence Force and is currently remanded in custody.

Matanga said investigation is continuing.

She also said that the suspect also is injured himself during the incident.

She also acknowledges the support made by the HMAS Australia for their resources used during the operation to transport the suspect and also the victims of the incidents.

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