Trio sentenced to imprisonment for causing disturbance in Honiara

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THREE male persons have been sentenced to four months in prison after they were found guilty by the Honiara Central Magistrates court on July 23, 2018 for causing disturbances at Lengakiki in West Honiara on July 22, 2018.

The trio was playing very loud music from the booth of their car causing disturbances to the nearby residents that night.

“The defendants were warned twice by a member of the community to turn their music down, but did not comply,” says Provincial Police Commander Honiara City, Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga.

“Police officers were notified of this report and the trio was arrested and charged for the offence of Common Nuisance contrary to Section 172 as read with Section 21 (a) of the Penal Code and were brought to court and found guilty of the charge.”

They were all sentenced to four months in prison.

“Common nuisance is an offence that is commonly committed by many especially at night time causing disturbances to community members.

“I urge members of our communities to continue to work together with the police to curb such unwanted practices,” says Uiga.