Henderson Police Station have arrested a 16-year-old male suspect for the alleged murder of his cousin brother at Boboru village in the Tasimboko area, North East Guadalcanal Thursday last week (23 December 202}.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent John Foru says on 23 December 2021 at around 6pm the deceased was drinking alcohol with the suspect and three other boys. He adds it was during that time that an argument broke out between the suspect and the deceased.
Foru said when the suspect walked out to urinate, he heard the other three boys questioning whether had also contributed money towards the alcohol or not. Police claimed that it was during that time that the deceased allegedly stated that it should not be a concern as the suspect had not bought any alcohol.
Foru says the suspect returned to his drinking mates and accused the deceased of what he said while he was out to relieve himself.
According to police, the deceased had denied the allegation.
Foru said the suspect allegedly reached out for a kitchen knife from his chest bag and stabbed the deceased on his left side chest.
The suspect was charged with one count of murder Contrary to Section 200 of the Penal Code ch.26. The 16-yr-od was remanded at Rove Correctional Services of Solomon Islands (CSSI) and will appear at Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court on 5January.
Investigation into the murder incident is continuing and police appeals to anyone present at the time of incident to come forward and assist them with information.
You can call Tetere Police on Phone 34508 or Henderson Police on phone 36201 or call the police free toll line on phone 999.