20 Aug 2005

Solomons PM implicated in robbery, court hears

4:46 am on 20 August 2005

The High Court of Solomon Islands has heard that the Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, ordered the robbery of a law company in the capital, Honiara.

Moses Su'u and Chris Mae have pleaded guilty to charges of demanding with menaces, and larceny, in relation to the incident in 2002.

Solomons radio is reporting the court heard Mr Su'u told the police that they'd been following orders of the Prime Minister.

Prosecutors said the accused had intimidated the partners of the law firm, Sol-Law, then took their two vehicles by force.

Justice Goldsborough will hand down their sentences at a time yet to be set by the court.

Two others charged in connection with the incident have pleaded not guilty.