Man arrested in rape of girl, 20

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A 23-year-old male has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 20-year-old girl in the Lunga area in East Honiara on 9 July 2018.

Guadalcanal police attended to the report and apprehend the alleged suspect.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Guadalcanal Province Superintendent Nixon Manetoga said the alleged rape happened when the victim was on her way home after work on the evening of 9 July.

“The suspect allegedly used a long bush knife to threaten the victim and allegedly raped her.

 “The suspect was formally arrested at the Henderson Police Station and interviewed. A remand application is being processed for him (suspect) to be placed in custody as the investigation into the alleged incident continues,” PPC Manetoga said.

Mr. Manetoga appealed to parties to refrain from taking the law into their own hands but allow the police to investigate the matter.