Sonni Yando was arrested on 13 November 2019 and accused of setting fire to a shop which caused death. Prosecutors sought eight years’ imprisonment. The District Court in Biak found him guilty of violating Article 187 paragraph (3) of the Criminal Code on arson and sentenced him to three years imprisonment on 29 June 2020. Both he and prosecutors appealed the ruling. The Court of Appeal in Jayapura upheld the verdict on 9 September 2020.