24 Oct 2018

Solomons charged over alleged murder 11 years ago

8:30 pm on 24 October 2018

A Solomon Islands man has been arrested and charged with murder and arson in relation to the killing of a woman on Malaita 11 years ago.

Solomon Islands police

Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins

Police commissioner Matthew Varley told the Solomon Star the person was arrested in Honiara.

He is accused of setting fire to a house with the woman inside.

Mr Varley said the police only learned of the man's whereabouts recently.

He is being held in custody to appear in court in Auki.