Four men remanded over gun threat in North Malaita

Four people have been remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon in relation to the gun threat at Taba’a Bridge at Matakwalao, North Malaita last week.

Iki Olomea, Leonard Ofaka, Bredley Abarai and Jimmy Eno Bana are jointly charged with one count of in possession of firearm and threatening violence.

This was in relation to an incident on 21 July at the Taba’a Bridge at Matakwalao where the four accused threatened workers of the Dalgro Construction Company.

Workers of the Dalgro Construction Company that won the bid for Bridge Construction were working on the bridge when the men allegedly came and threatened them.

Prosecution alleged the men were under the influence of liquor at that time.

It was alleged that one of the men who hold the gun which is a 303 rifle black in colour put in a bullet and then cocked the gun pointing it at the workers.

The workers allegedly left the site at gun point.

The men are yet to be legally represented.

They are due in court on August 9.

The gun used has already been retrieved by Auki police.

Source: Solomon Star