POLICE ARRESTS SUSPECT IN RELATION TO VIRAL VIDEO CLIP
Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) have arrested a male suspect in relation to a video clip concerning a male and female person that has gone viral on social media recently.
Director of the NCID Superintendent Leslie Simao confirms the suspect was arrested and bailed to appear before the Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2023.
Superintendent Simao said he is being charged for compelled sexual intercourse contrary to section 136G (a) (b) of the Sexual Amendment Act 2016.
“This section of law is very serious and carries the maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Police appeal to all good citizens to always have respect for people despite their gender, race, or color of their skin.”
” The recent video that went viral was inhuman and has no space in our culture and the law. Police will deal with any person who acts beyond our laws.”
The RSIPF is appealing to social media users to stop sharing the video in group chats and posting it on other media platforms. If someone sends the video to you please delete it as it will help the victims of trauma.
– RSIPF MEDIA UNIT