2 found guilty of playing loud music, face fine or 20 days in jail

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The Honiara Central Magistrate’s Court has fined two males $400 each or failing to pay their fines would see them serve 20 days in jail for playing loud music at Choviri in Central Honiara.

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The two-male defendants aged 20 and 23-year-old pleaded guilty to common nuisance on Monday this week.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander Honiara City Superintendent Jimson Robo says the two defendants were found guilty for the offence and ordered to pay a fine of $400 each failing to do so in 14 days will result in them serve 20 days’ imprisonment.

 According to police papers tendered in court, on 2 October 2021, a police patrol sighted the defendants drinking alcohol and playing loud music at the Choviri area in Honiara. Officers approached them and warned them to stop playing loud music and leave the area.

Police patrol then left the Choviri area heading to Honiara City Council. At the Honiara City Council roundabout, officers received a phone call from Choviri residents that the same group of boys played loud music again and causing disturbances.

Police returned to the Choviri area and arrested the defendants and placed them in a cell at the Central Police Station Watch House. Both defendants were charged and appeared in Court and were sentenced on Monday.

“I would like to thank the officers for the successful arrests of these youths. I would also like to thank investigators for their hard work to have these defendants before the Court,” says Robo.

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