Six man await their judgment


SIX men who were arrested for burning of a dwelling house at Bulokalai village in Aola, East Guadalcanal appeard in court before Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea for their judgment.

However, DCM Iomea did not deliver their judgment because one defendant Eddie Leua did not present in court. Defence counsel ask the other five defendant who were present in court why Eddie did not turn up in court, they said he was at his home village and did not have money to travel to Honiara.

Court then adjourned to September 18, 2023 at 9 am for Eddie Leua to present with other five defendants before he deliver the judgment.

Bail is extended for all defendants.

Prosecution alleged May 10 at Bulokalai Village in Aola area, East Guadalcanal six defendants; Philip Raeni, Eddie Leua, Daniel Naghata, Philip Kona, Charlton Kukiti and Lington Saki burned down four houses and a kitchen belonging to an elderly person and his family members in retaliation.

The accused men claimed the elderly person who practiced black magic was responsible for the death of one of their relative.

Office of Public Prosecution appears for the Crown and Public Solicitor Office appears for the defendants.

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