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Brothers arrested for wounding man with cocoa hook

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Tulagi police have arrested two male suspects following an unlawful wounding incident at Gairavu Village in Central Province on 14 October.

The arrest was done after the two suspects allegedly used cocoa hook and struck the victim three times during a community fundraising event. The motive behind the assault is still under investigation.

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Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province Superintendent David Soakai says, information received when officers were doing patrols at night and a teacher from Gairavu  alerted them about the unlawful incident.

 Police attended to the report and arrested two suspects who are now in police custody for further investigation.

Soakai says the victim was trying to save his brother from being assaulted by some boys during the fundraising when he was dragged to a dark corner and being assaulted.

The suspects are two biological brothers.

 Soakai appeals to people of Gairavu village to come forward with relevant information to assist police with investigation.


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