Police in Auki, Malaita Province have confirmed that the suspicious death of a young man found beneath Fiu Bridge in Central Kwara’ae has now become a murder case.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent Leslie Kili says this confirmation came after police have arrested a male suspect from the 11 suspects identified earlier.
“From that 11 suspects identified by the police for questioning, an-18-year-old male person has become the prime suspect in relation to the murder incident,”Kili said.
He said the prime suspect has been remanded on 13 December 2022 at Auki Correctional facility and will appear in court at a later date for his trial as investigation into the murder incident is continuing.
Kili says, also confirmed that parties of the deceased and the suspects have already had a reconciliation ceremony in Auki Police Station on Friday 9 December 2022.
He added that the reconciliation was to calm down both parties from further retaliation while investigation is in progress.