A school teacher accused of murdering a 70-year-old man in Isabel Province has been remanded.

The high school teacher of Isabel appeared at the Magistrates Court last Friday.

It was believed that Derol Havimana bashed the elderly to death at Gnulahuge village near the provincial capital over the festive season.

Mr. Havimana is being remanded in custody for another 14 days and will re-appear in court 16th of this month.

Solomon Times was informed that Mr. Havimana reacted to accusation that the deceased was allegedly practicing withcraft in the village and blamed for some deaths.

Mr. Havimana fled to another village but later gave himself up when police were looking for him.

Prosecutor Moses Reani applied to have Mr. Havimana remanded for 14 days, which lawyer, Brian Hiele, did not object to.

Mr. Hiele told the Solomon Times that he will be awaiting evidence from police before consulting his client.