Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Tetere and Henderson Police Station are investigating a murder incident that has happened at Bulokalai village in Aola area, East Central Guadalcanal on 10 May 2022.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Edwin Sevoa said suspects have been identified in relation to the murder incident and police are working close with community leaders for their arrest.
It was alleged that the motive behind the murder was in relation to a sorcery incident that happened few days earlier before the killing.
Sevoa said retaliation to the sorcery case has resulted in four dwelling houses and a kitchen were burnt down to ashes.
He calls on the community not to take the law into their own hands as it might cause disharmony, disunity and loss of lives.
Sevoa further calls on his good people at Aola, especially those parties involved in the incident to stop and allow police to deal with the matter.
“This is a serious allegation and we need to put a stop and bring back peace to our people. I call on the suspects to voluntarily surrender yourselves to police officers. You will not hide and we know who you are. So please I kindly ask you to surrender to the police,” said PPC Sevoa.
A post mortem has been conducted to form part of the police investigation.