Australian man deported from Solomons

Australian man deported from Solomons

Australian man deported from Solomons

Updated 30 March 2012, 16:10 AEDT

An Australian man accused of plotting to assassinate Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has been deported from Honiara.

Bill Johnson, an Australian Vietnam Veteran, was arrested by Solomon Islands Police and flown to Australia on Sunday.

He was arrested last month on charges of conspiracy to murder the Mr Sogavare and plotting to committ a felony.

However, the charges were dropped by the Director of Public Prosecution last week, because of what were described as "inconsistencies" in two police witness statements.

Bill Johnson is married to a Solomon Islander with four children.

He has lived in the country since 1989.