Samoa Police

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.


Prisoner escapes from Samoa’s Tafaigata Prison

Misiluki, 38, of Fagalii-tai and Salamumu was reported missing by the Samoa Prisons and Corrections Service at 12.40pm.

Police are now assisting the prison authority to locate him.

The public is being advised that Misiluki is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the police on phone 22 222 or 911 or report it to any police station near you.


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Man charged over murder of teen in Samoa

The suspect as well as the other four men have been charged in connection with drug-related offences.

Samoa Police say the teenager, Uili Uili of Satapuala Village was reported missing since 9 January 2018 by his family.

Uili’s family requested police assistance and indicated to them that he is suspected to have been a victim of a drug related incident.

During investigations police confirmed the existence of marijuana plantations and possible high-powered weapons.

Police identifies false passport producer within Immigration Department

Samoa Police conducted the internal investigation, probing through Immigration paperwork and documentation which identified the culprit.

Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff has finalised the charges against the employee for breaching the Public Service Act.

It is anticipated that the suspect will be taken into Police custody at the end of the week.

According to the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet's Immigration Department, further enquiries are now proposed to evaluate the current system for the issuing of new passports.

Missing toddler reunited with family

Samoa Police Service through social media issued an alert yesterday afternoon seeking the public’s help to locate the child.

He had allegedly being taken by a fraudster yesterday morning.

Police have thanked members of the public who provided police with information which lead to the child’s discovery.

“We ask parents to be cautious and not to leave your kids with any stranger,” police said.


Evidence disappears in police officer trial

The Observer says the deputy registrar of the court reported the gun missing to police on Monday.

The chief executive of the Ministry of Justice Papali'i John Papali'i said the police were notified after an internal investigation failed to find out how the gun disappeared.

Papali'i says in the meantime court exhibits have been locked away in a place with only one key that never leaves his sight.

The trial of the suspended police officer is due to resume on Friday for the court to render its decision.