KEKE TO STAND TRIAL FOR SOLOMONS MURDERS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, Mar. 18) - Former Guadalcanal Liberation Front leader Harold Keke has been committed to stand trial at the High Court for charges relating to criminal activities in the Weathercoast of Guadalcanal.

Keke is facing seven counts of concealing an abducted person, in relation to the seven members of the Melanesian Brotherhood who were killed in the Weathercoast area last year.

He is also facing a murder charge for the death of former South Guadalcanal Member of Parliament Fr. Augustine Geve, and a charge of managing an unlawful society, the GLF.

Keke has had a previous committal to the high Court to stand trial for other charges he shares with former militant comrade, Joses Sangu.

Meanwhile, former police superintendent Manasseh Maelanga will receive his sentence tomorrow for a number of charges for which the court had found him guilty.

Other high profile cases to appear for mention in court tomorrow include Honiara lawyer Leslie Kwaiga, former MEF commander Jimmy Rasta and his partner Vika Koto.

March 19, 2004

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp.: www.sibconline.com.sb

 

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