Thursday, February 3, 2011

Police say MPs misled them over shooting incident

Solomon Islands police investigating a shooting incident which was alleged to have been politically motivated said that the MPs that were involved may have misled them. 

MP for East Honiara, Douglas Ete and MP for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke have alleged that on the night of Saturday 29th January they were standing outside the ITA workshop opposite Burns Creek when a man was said to have fired a gun shot in the air.

The two MPs alleged that the unidentified man also swore at them before driving off in his vehicle. 

The incident, the MPs alleged, was politically motivated and was a scare tactic by the government to bring back the numbers to their side. 

Police investigators however found that the facts of the matter may have been totally different from what the two MPs have alleged. 

In a media statement police said that two men were not present at the shooting incident and that their information was grossly "incorrect and misleading."

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