Case of Juvenile in APS arson mention
The case of the 16-year-old juvenile accused of burning down the newly upgraded Auki Primary School (APS), in Auki, Malaita Province was adjourned to July 25.
The juvenile is facing one count of arson.
He allegedly burnt down the Auki Primary School on the early hours of June 14.
His matter was mentioned on Monday in the Auki Magistrate’s Court and was further adjourned by the Presiding Magistrate.
The juvenile is represented by Nigel Galo of the Public Solicitor’s Office.
His bail was extended.
Isabel arson case, August 1The thirty–one men facing multiple charges following the alleged burning down of 33 houses in a settlement near Kamaosi area in Isabel province will be facing court again, August 1.
But the prosecution however, was ordered to provide disclosures to their defence counsel within the next 14 days.
All the men included twenty-five adults and six juveniles.
They are facing charges of arson, riot, rioters’ demolition, rioters injuring building, unlawful assembly, willful and unlawful damage or destruction, intimidation, threatening violence, possession of weapon and going arm in public.
They were alleged to have involved in the burning down of the 33 houses in a settlement near the Kamaosi area on May 27.
The men all appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday with their lawyer from Pacific Lawyers firm.
The men’s bails were extended.
Man who allegedly raped disable woman bailedThe man who allegedly raped a disable teenage distant relative at a village in Ranoggah, Western Province was released on bail.
This was after his lawyer made a successful bail application yesterday in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.
The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim was charged with two counts of rape.
This was for the alleged incidents between December 1 and 31, 2010 and between June 1 and 31, this year.
The accused was remanded in custody at Gizo, Western Province but his case was heard here in Honiara Magistrate’s Court.
He was released on a principal bail of $400 and will be facing the Gizo Magistrate’s Court on July 25.
Anderson Kesaka of the Public Solicitor’s Office is representing the accused.
Mataniko bridge rape case to High CourtOne of the four men accused of gang raping a woman under the Mataniko bridge, Chinatown area in Honiara has been committed to stand trial at the High Court.
Philip Kwanga was committed to High Court following a short form preliminary inquiry held into his case.
He is facing charges of rape, indecent assault and robbery.
This was in relation to the allegation on the early hours of May 11 where a group including the accused was alleged to have rape a woman under the Mataniko Bridge.
His co-accused Jack Maefiti, Joseph Siale and Danny Taloga were freed of the charges.
The charges against the trio were withdrawn due to insufficient evidence against them.
Kwanga was represented by the Public Solicitor’s Office while representing the Crown is Florence Joel of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Office.
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