29 Oct 2008

Solomons police arrest Australian man on murder charge

11:17 am on 29 October 2008

An Australian man has been arrested in Solomon Islands over a stabbing murder in Victoria more than four years ago.

The Solomons acting assistant police commissioner Peter Aoraunisaka confirmed the arrest of Bassam Tiba, after he arrived at Honiara airport on a flight from Port Vila in Vanuatu.

In June 2004, Victorian Police discovered the body 30-year-old Rashid Haddara in the back of a car in a Melbourne suburb after receiving complaints the vehicle had been parked with its doors open.

Haddara had been stabbed to death.

Tiba is expected to appear in court today