The Office of the Attorney General has confirmed the engagement of independent prosecutors for matters in relation to the Director of the National Prosecution Office, Mauga Precious Chang and Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil.
The engagement of the prosecutors was based upon advice from the Attorney General, after consultation with respective department heads and the Minister of the National Prosecution Office, and will ensure fairness in proceedings.
“The principle of equality of all before the law, and fairness of proceedings are such, that the matters require an objective view from those not involved in any part of proceedings,.”
The assigned prosecutor for Ms Chang’s matter is Mr Satiu Simativa Perese of Auckland, who is preparing to attend the first appearance of that matter on 13th September 2016.
The engaged prosecutor for Mr Keil’s matter is Meredith Connell, the Crown Solicitor’s office, Auckland.