Family of fatal shooting victims accepts traditional Samoan apology

The family of a father and son who were shot to death in Savaii last month have accepted a traditional apology (Ifoga) from the family of the suspect.

The Ifoga was conducted at dawn by the suspect’s family.

In a livestream video now viral on social media, four women from the victims' family removed the ietoga (fine mats).
One woman cried and said, "May God forgive you all."
A 60-year-old man and his 18-year-old son died in the incident last month.

The suspect in his 50’s turned himself in.

Police Deputy Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti confirmed that the alleged shooting was a result of a land dispute.


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