Kairuku man arrested for murder

A 24 year-old man from Kairuku, in the Central province, is in court over the murder of another man at the Joyce Bay last month.

From Akere villae, Ray Morgan was arrested by police on Dec 30, 2016, and charged with the wilful murder of Willie Sarufa on Dec 16, 2016.

He appeared in court for mention on Wednesday where his charge was read and explained to him by Magistrate Mekeo Gauli.

Magistrate Gauli, in reading the summary fact in court, said Morgan attacked the man and killed him without any good reason.

It is alleged Morgan was under the influence of alcohol at the time the offence was committed, which was around 2am on Dec 16.

He had earlier consumed coffee punch with another man the previous day.

Morgan allegedly kicked and punched the deceased, hitting his head with an object which caused heavy bleeding.

It is further alleged he attacked the deceased after he found the man laughing at him while he was conversing with his wife outside his in-laws’ house in the early hour of the morning.

He remains in police custody and can apply for bail in the National Court. Police will continue their investigations into the matter. 

Picture source: The Rouge Collection 

Sally Pokiton