Samoa Police

Samoa police officer charged for corruption

The officer is accused of accepting a bribe from a man charged with the possession of more than $US150,000 worth of cocaine and heroin.

The man had tried to move the drugs through Faleolo International Airport with his Vietnamese wife, who is facing separate charges of bribery in American Samoa.

The Samoa police commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, said he had zero tolerance for people who betray the trust of the community.

There will also be an internal police investigation, Fuiavaillili said.


4 Samoa Police officers serve in UN mission in Dafur

Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil and his Executive bid farewell to the officers, which included one female officer Friday.

The officers flew out last weekend.

Peacekeeping deployment is consider vital and it is part of the Samoa’s Government commitment to the United Nations since 1999.

Samoa’s peacekeeping contribution is highly recommended at the International arena given the unique Pacific communal approach its officers has to offer.

Games security well planned, says Police Commissioner

As director, he ensures overall safety and security for the Games, which run from 7-20 July. 

This includes being responsible for developing and implementing security policies, protocols and procedures. He looks after the recruiting, training and supervising of police and security officers.

He firmly believes the Games will be a success.

Former Samoa football CEO charged

Acting Deputy Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo told the Samoa Observer Faumuina Michael Kapisi was arrested on Wednesday and charged.

"He was arrested on Wednesday and was later remanded at liberty," said Auapa'au.

He added Faumuina will make his first court appearance 6 June.

Faumuina did not wish to comment when the newspaper contacted him.

When he was called into the Police station he was accompanied by his lawyer, Te'o Richard Tapeni.

The arrest follows a police investigation launched into issues at the Football Federation Samoa.

Luagalau killer arrested for breaching parole

Alatise Le'afa Vitale was among a number of inmates released on parole in 2012 as part of Samoa's celebration of its fifty years of independence.

But the Ministry of Justice's parole office says Alatise has breached a number of conditions.

He was arrested on Wednesday in Savaii and will appear in court next Tuesday.

Alatise's father, who was a former government minister as well as another former minister, Toi Aukuso Cain, were given life sentences for conspiracy over the death of Luagalau.


Police launch investigation into Football Federation of Samoa

The Service confirmed the investigation to the Samoa Observer, saying the matter is still being investigated and is likely to be handed over to the office of the Attorney General for a legal opinion.

Police did not say what matters were being investigated and did not indicate how long the investigation will take.

Football Federation Samoa changed office bearers two months ago who have introduced new personnel as an interim measure while the investigation continues.

Former CEO Faumuina Michael Kapisi resigned soon after the changes were made.

Samoan teens awaiting court trial escape from custody

Palemata Eteuati, 17, of Leauvaa and Manunu villages and Silao Leleiga, 18, of Nofoalii, Saanapu and Salailua Savaii escaped from Tafaigata Prison.

Police said they received information about the missing duo this morning.

The two escaped custodies are awaiting trials for charges of burglary and theft.

 Police are requesting members of the public to contact the police on phone number 22222 or contact any police station if they have any information of Eteuati and Leleiga’s whereabouts.


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Samoa Police investigate civil engineer’s death

The young civil engineer’s death has sparked controversy with some people taking to social media to vent their frustrations at police investigations.

“At this point no arrests have been made as investigation is still continuing,” police said in a statement Thursday night.

“There have been a lot of speculations and threats made on social media, SPS urges the public not to take the law into their own hands but allow the law to take its course. Threats to any person(s) or damages to properties as a result of such actions is a criminal offence.”

Samoan police sued for breaching man's rights

Malo Mose claimed he was arrested and charged in February even though he told police he didn't understand Samoan.

Mr Mose said he refused to sign a written statement police gave him because it was in Samoan and he didn't understand it.

The Samoa Observer reported the charges against Mose were thrown out in August after police said they did not have sufficient evidence to proceed.

Samoa police capture wanted man

Samoa Police said Chong Nee was caught after a nationwide search.

They had been seeking him for questioning over robberies and burglaries at several homes in Apia.

Police held fears for public safety after it was discovered guns had been stolen in one of the burglaries.

RNZ Pacific reports the police had not made it clear what Chong Nee had been charged with.