29 Sep 2006

Solomons court issues arrest warrant for witness in Honiara riots case

10:39 am on 29 September 2006

An arrest warrant has been issued in Solomon Islands for the crown's top witness in the conspiracy case following the Honiara riots in April.

Willie Fa'afanua, also known as Will Titia, failed to turn up at court on a charge of official corruption.

Fa'afanua is under police protection as the star witness in the conspiracy case against Charles Dausabea, David Dausabea, Alex Bartlett and Nelson Ne'e.

Fa'afanua allegedly took part in a meeting headed by Charles Dausabea, to plan the riots.