8 Jan 2010

Call for Solomons to probe Moti deportation

6:13 pm on 8 January 2010

There has been a call in Solomon Islands for the Prime Minister Derek Sikua to set up a Commission of Inquiry to establish the truth regarding the deportation two years ago of the former Attorney General, Julian Moti, to Australia.

Mr Moti was returned to Australia to face child sex charges, but last month a Brisbane court threw out the case.

A former Solomons MP, Charles Dausabea, has told the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation that a Commission should be set up in view of the likely challenges by Mr Moti for compensation claims against the government.

Mr Dausabea says he wants to see particular attention focused on the actions of the Commissioner of Police, Peter Marshall, the Attorney General, Gabriel Suri, and two ministers, Matthew Wale and Steve Abana.

He says if Mr Moti wins through the courts compensation claims, he believes individual officials involved in making the decisions should pay for the bill and not the tax payers.