Long-delayed suit in Samoa over wrongful arrest to go ahead

A US$387,000 dollar lawsuit against Samoa's former Minister of Police, Sala Fata Pinati, the Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and the Ministry of Police is set for a full hearing.

The lawsuit, which has been postponed several times by the court was filed by Suitupe Misa, who was wrongfully arrested at gunpoint at the Fugalei market two years ago.

The Samoa Observer said a Judiciary Settlement Conference had failed to reach a compromise so the full hearing will go ahead from 13 November 2017.

Mr Misa is suing the Minister of Police for a breach of statutory duty and the commissioner for an abuse of process.