16 May 2017

Solomons police arrest suspect in double murder

10:00 am on 16 May 2017

Police in Solomon Islands have arrested a man for the alleged murder of two people in Honiara over the Easter holiday.

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Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

Deputy commissioner Gabriel Manelusi thanked the Adatolo community in Malaita Province and the alleged offender's family for negotiating the man's surrender.

Police said the man was helping with their inquiries but were not making any other comment.

Last month, during a protest over the murders the mayor of Honiara called for the reintroduction of the death penalty.