Suspect in Chinese businesswoman murder surrenders to police

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The suspect in relation to the murder of a 44-year-old female Chinese National at the White Angel building in Honiara has surrendered to police yesterday.

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Assistant Commissioner (AC) Crime and Intelligence Ms Patricia Leta says, “The murder suspect was handed over to the police last night (2 June 2021) by his parent.”

AC Leta says they travelled from West Kwaio to Honiara by boat to hand over the suspect to National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).

Auki Police officers escorted the suspect and his family members from West Kwaio to Honiara.

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“I would like to thank the immediate family members of the suspect and the people of east and west Kwaio for taking such initiatives to surrender the suspect to police. These are the kind of working relationship we need. Let the law deal with him. He is still innocent until proven guilty by the court,” says Leta.

“Thank you RSIPF and other family members for the support rendered resulting in the surrender of my son,” says his father when handing the suspect to the police yesterday.

Director National Criminal Investigation Department (NICD) Superintendent Michael Bole thanked the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Malaita Province and his officers who involved in this operation to surrender the suspect to police.

“It’s not easy to do such negotiations but you made it happen,” he said.

The suspect was charged with murder in contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code. He was remanded at the Rove Correctional Centre and will appear in the Honiara Central Magistrates’ court on 17 June 202.

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