28 Aug 2008

Case of Samoa RAMSI officer involved in fatal accident to be heard in Solomons

3:18 pm on 28 August 2008

A Samoan RAMSI officer who was allegedly behind the wheel of a vehicle that killed a young Solomon Islands nurse in June will have his case heard in Solomon Islands.

The Solomon Islands Attorney General, Gabriel Suri, says the Samoan government has confirmed that it will give the jurisdiction to Solomon Islands.

He has earlier said there is enough evidence to charge the officer, whose name has not been released.

The Solomon Islands police commissioner Peter Marshall says the investigation into the case is complete.

He says while he is not revealing specific details of the possible charges against the RAMSI officer, they could be laid as early as tomorrow.

Meanwhile, local newspapers say the officer has been relieved of his duties but lives in the RAMSI headquarters.