Young men arrested for unlawful wounding in Malaita

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POLICE in Malu’u, in North Malaita have arrested two male suspects following a fight at Adau Village, East Mbaelelea, in Malaita Province on January 8, 2018.

The two accused, aged 22 and 24, were arrested on January 9, 2018 and were both charged for unlawful wounding.

“It is being alleged that a fight broke out and the two accused allegedly wounded the victim with a bush knife during which he sustained serious injuries,” says Provincial Police Commander, Malaita Province, Superintendent Timothy Apaesi.

“The victim is still admitted at the Malu’u Health Clinic and still receiving medical treatment.

“This is a serious matter and I call on both parties not to take the law into their hands but let the police do their duty. I also call on anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist police in our investigations.”

The two accused have been charged for unlawful wounding and were released on principal bail to appear in court on January 29, 2018.


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