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Two houses and canteen burnt to the ground in Makira

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Kirakira police are investigating the burnings
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Police in Kirakira are investigating the burning down of a dwelling houses and a canteen in a village in West Makira.

In a statement today, police states that a male person in his 40’s set fire on two semi-permanent dwelling houses and a canteen in a village in west Makira on 17 December 2023 at around 3pm in the afternoon.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai says it was alleged that the incident had come about as a result of adultery issues.

“The victim is said to have committed adultery with the wife of his biological brother (defendant). The latest was in the early hours on 17 December 2023 prior to the time of the incident,” Sitai said in a statement issued by RSIPF Media Unit today.

“The defendant set fire on the victim’s properties as a way of expressing his anger,” he added.

. Sitai confirms that the suspect was arrested and was formally dealt with and released on strict bail conditions to appear in court on a later date.

“I appeal to members of the community of West Makira to remain calm while police are carrying out its investigations to ensure that law take its course. Anyone who has information about the incident can come forward and help the police with the investigation. Police Kirakira can be contacted on phone 50266 and 50299,” PPC Sitai.

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