Solomons MP found guilty of assault
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 15 May 2019
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel Agovaka has been convicted of a lesser offence, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday.
Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi convicted Agovaka of a common assault charge and acquitted him of the assault causing actual bodily harm charge.
The offence of common assault carries the maximum penalty of one year imprisonment.
After Agovaka’s conviction yesterday, the matter was further adjourned to tomorrow for sentencing submissions and mitigation.
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