12 Nov 2003

Solomons policeman suspected of murder suspended from force after being on the run for seven months

4:21 pm on 12 November 2003

A Solomon Islands police sergeant, on the run since April after being charged with murdering a former police commissioner, was only yesterday suspended from the force.

Edmund Sae was accused of gunning down Sir Frederick Soaki in a restaurant in Auki on February 10 this year.

Sae was arrested a month after the attack but escaped in April with the suspected help of fellow police.

There has been no concerted effort since to try and recapture him.