Samoa’s most wanted man

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MOST WANTED MAN: Uili Manuleleua.

MOST WANTED MAN: Uili Manuleleua.

Samoa’s most wanted man, Uili Manuleleua, remains on the run from the Police.

Today is the 18th day since he skipped Tafa’igata Prison and made a run for it.

Uili is serving time for several burglary cases. 

Just before Christmas in 2017, Manuleleua joined Lauititi Tualima, Vaioa Solia and Aniseko Vaelei when they escaped.

The same day, Lauititi and Solia were caught. 

This week Aniseko was recaptured with the help of a Vaiusu family who restrained him and contacted the Police. 

Asked for a comment yesterday, whether there are any new tactics or methods to track down Manuleleua, Samoa Prisons and Corrections Services Deputy Commissioner, Ulugia Niuia Aumua said the matter was with the Ministry of Police. 

“As soon as the prisoners escaped, we contacted the Police and the matter is now being handled by them." 

“All we do is pass on information if and when we get it, other than that, the Police are the ones tracking the escaped prisoner down,” said Ulugia. 

Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, says they depend on the information from the public to track down Uili. 

“We have received tips from the public, however it does not pan out and we’re back at square one." 

“We advise members of the public not to approach him directly because he is considered aggressive and dangerous,” said Auapa’au. 

“If anyone knows of any information in regards to his whereabouts please contact the police immediately on phone 911 or 22222 or contact any nearest Police post.”

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