Police at the Tulagi Police Station, Central Province have mediated a suspected case of sorcery at Soso Village within the Sandfly area in the Florida Islands on 14 May 2018.
It is alleged that a false rumour was spread within the communities that a 50-year-old man alleged to have used black magic to kill another man in December 2017. This has caused ongoing hatred between the two parties.
“My officers with a lot of effort by Crime Prevention Committee members, church leaders and village chiefs managed to bring both parties involved to reach a common understanding and settled their grievances through custom,” said Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Central Province Superintendent Patricia Leta.
PPC Leta thanked both parties and all the community leaders who assisted her officers to peacefully mediate the long standing issue.
“This shows police and the community are working together to implement the Crime Prevention Strategy for a peaceful community for our children.
“My officers also conducted an awareness talk to remind the community at Soso not to take the law into their own hands, instead resolve things through amicable means or allow authorities to be involved,” Mrs. Leta said.
The community leaders also conveyed their sincere appreciation to police in Tulagi for their continuous partnership with the communities especially to ensure peace prevails within Central province.
-Police Media Unit