North American woman intending to visit the Solomons cancelled her trip after killing in Bougainville village
She had met village resident Robert Isaiah while travelling down from Buka. Mr Isaiah, in his fifties and married to a Sirovai woman, followed the woman and entered into a heated argument with the villagers, insisting that the visitor should not leave.
He shouted out that the woman was his second wife and he used a fishing spear to stab and wound the boat’s skipper, who was his nephew. In retaliation, villagers bashed Isaiah and he died on the spot.
After flying in Port Moresby yesterday, the expatriate woman said she was shocked by the killing. She received bruises on her back after being hit when “everything was out of control” and said her attempt to move Isaiah to safety failed.
She was escorted from the village by police who interviewed her and then escorted her to Buka.
The expatriate woman said she had taken time off from work to travel the world but now would not go to the Solomon Islands, opting instead to return to her country.
Source: The National