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Ruling on alleged arsonist today

RULING on the case against three men alleged to have set fire to five excavators in Rennell Island will be made in the Honiara Magistrate Court today.

A Defence lawyer representing the three accused made a no case to answer submission after the prosecution closed their case during a trial that was conducted.

The accused men- Oea Tiki, Tangosia Jimmy and Taukia Willie all denied the charge when arraigned in the Magistrate Court in Honiara.

The Prosecution alleged that the incident occurred on May 12 2016 at Rennell Island Renbel province.

Prosecution said the men did set fire on the five excavators owned by Samlinsan logging company which operates in Rennell.

A private Lawyer is representing all the accused.