11 Mar 2003

Solomon Islands policeman held in connection with Soaki murder still not charged

11:31 am on 11 March 2003

Solomon Islands police say a 35 year old police sergeant taken into custody last Thursday in connection with the killing of Sir Frederick Soaki in Auki last month, is yet to be charged.

A police spokesman says the team investigating the killing has now returned to Honiara, after several more days on Malaita following the arrest.

He says they are yet to report to the Comissioner.

The man in custody can be held for up to two weeks without being charged.