Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province are investigating the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman in Gizo, Western Province on the night of 16 October 2019.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “The incident happened between 11 pm and 12 midnight at a toilet located at the Waterfront Nite Club in Gizo.”

“The man who is suspected of this incident is still on the run after he evaded police arrest. We know the suspect’s identity and we are working hard to ensure he is brought in to face justice,” explains PPC Lenialu.

“I appeal to relatives of the suspect to get him to surrender to police as we are concerned for his safety should some other relatives of the victim decide to retaliate. So far we are happy with the assurance from the immediate relatives of the victim to allow police to deal with the matter according to law.”

PPC Lenialu also appeals to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward to police at Gizo and assist with the investigation.

Police at Gizo can be contacted on phone numbers 60999 or 60010.

Source: RSIPF Media Unit