2 Feb 2011

Solomons parole board head resigns following Lusibaea affair

11:27 am on 2 February 2011

The chairman of the Solomon Islands Parole Board has resigned less than three weeks after the board recommended the release of MP Jimmy Lusibaea.

SIBC reports that in his resignation letter, Philip Tegevota says reliable sources have told him that his life and safety is under serious threat.

The letter also says he is prepared to appear before the courts to testify on the Parole Board's recommendation should the matter end up in court.

He told SIBC the former Police Minister James Tora should have remained in office to explain why the Parole Board had to recommend Lusibaea's early release.