Police investigation

Samoa Police investigate complaints of alleged violation of measles State Emergency order

It is alleged that the two had attempted to undermine the Mass Vaccination Drive through Social Media posts and, by promoting alternative treatments.

Both men were questioned on Saturday and issued with strong warnings.

Police and the Office of the Attorney General will monitor the activities of these and other individuals, and will continue their inquiries.

Law enforcement re-emphasises a caution to members of the public, not to breach the State of Emergency Orders.

Samoa police investigating alleged plot to assassinate PM

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil is reported to have confirmed that his office is carrying out the investigation, but he declined to comment further.

Samoa Observer reports two people have been detained by police for questioning in connection to the ongoing investigation.

The Lauli'i village council is helping police with their investigations, as it is alleged that a man who is under investigation is married to a woman from the village and that they both live there.

PNG police close investigation into disappearance of five scientists

The scientists were undertaking fieldwork for the Institute of Medical Research when they went missing off the coast of West New Britain.

Despite numerous searches, little trace of them has been found, although their boat was later thought to have washed up on the Sepik coast.

Police previously believed the scientists had been kidnapped, but have now closed the case.

The director of the Institute of Medical Research, William Pomat, said the coroner's report was also inconclusive

Cause of Samoan business woman's death not clear

A police source said investigators had so far interviewed a man and family members of the dead woman but found no evidence of foul play.

The death, according to police, is thought to be a suicide but this cannot be confirmed without a post mortem which can't be performed before next week.


Samoa police investigate girl's death

Police were notified of the victim’s death after she was admitted at TTM Moto’otua hospital last Sunday morning.

The girl is believed to be a victim of sexual violation and police have applied for coronial enquiries to be undertaken to confirm any criminal acts.

Their investigations are continuing.



Alleged ministry fraud probed in Samoa

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure were being investigated, according to a report in the Samoa Observer.

The environment ministry's CEO, Ulu Bismarck Crawley, confirmed the investigation but would not disclose the amount of money missing.

Ulu said three employees implicated had been reassigned to other divisions of the ministry while they awaited the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation into the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure comes as around $US5000 has gone missing.

Samoa police investigate CEO over corruption allegations

The Attorney General’s Office said a formal police investigation was launched 6 June 2018 by the Ministry of Police Criminal Investigation Division, in view of a complaint alleging corrupt practices by a Government CEO.

A statement said the records of the allegations were sent to the Attorney General and received 5th June 2018. After consideration it was referred by the AG to the Police Commissioner, with a recommendation that a criminal investigation commence immediately given the nature of the allegations.

Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

The babies all went into cardiac arrest while lying in incubators at Seoul's Ewha Womans University Medical Centre.

Staff performed CPR but efforts to revive the babies were unsuccessful, a hospital official said.

Family members told local media they were concerned about the health of the infants before they died on Saturday.

They said the babies all had bloated stomachs and difficulty breathing. Hospital staff say they do not know what caused the cardiac arrests but told police they did "not seem to have originated from a contagious cause."

PSU to investigate officer following alleged breach of protection order

The complainant claims she was sexually assaulted by her husband after the police officer put her and the accused in the same room at the court house in Mulinuu.

Police spokesperson Su’a Le Mamea Tiumalu says the PSU is investigating the case as well as a separate court case regarding the woman’s complaint.

The woman sought a protection order for a domestic violence matter.

Police check out violence case raised at Apia summit

RNZ reports a Samoan woman recounted her experience as a victim of domestic violence at a discussion on human rights alleging serious failures by the police to enforce a protection order.

The Samoa Victim Support Group's Muliaga Teli Siliniu Lina Chang said they filed a complaint with police on behalf of the woman earlier this week.

A police spokesperson Su'a Muliaga Tiumalu said he had no knowledge of the case but would check it out.

He said protection orders are seriously enforced by the police.