16-year old arrested for stabbing a Bangladesh National at Borderline Bus stop
Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested a 16-year-old male suspect this morning for stabbing a Bangladesh National at the borderline bus stop on Saturday 11 September 2021.
Naha Police Station with the help of the community at Mamulele in the Borderline area apprehended the suspect who is from East Kwaio in Malaita Province, according to a Police statement released minutes ago.
“The suspect was arrested at the Mamulele community following information received from that area,” Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City, Superintendent Jimson Robo said.
He said a screwdriver the alleged suspect used during the stabbing incident was also confiscated during the arrest, and will be kept as a police exhibit.
The incident occurred when the Bangladesh national and his wife left their shop, near the Borderline bus stop and walked to a nearby store to purchase a phone top-up.
“On their way to that shop they met a person well-known to them, the suspect asked them for money but the Bangladesh National told the suspect that there was no extra cash with him as he had already spent it on the top up,” Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told journalists this week.
The suspect then came from behind the couple and pushed the victim’s wife several times.
Having seen this, the victim tried to protect his wife when the suspect took out a screwdriver and landed it on the right side of his neck. He then withdrew it and landed the second stab on the victim’s mouth.
The Police Commissioner said the screw driver went through the victim’s mouth and broke one of his teeth. A tooth has been removed and the victim sustained minor injuries.
Superintendent Jimson Robo said such action should not happen in our communities if people engage in small money generating activities.
“Good if we try to engage in small money generating incomes to sustain us rather than asking money with frustration and stab someone which is not good enough,” says PPC Robo.
“The suspect is now in police custody awaiting further dealings. A remand application was prepared. I would like to thank the community for their great support in providing the information to the police to make this arrest,” he said.