Police probe rape of student

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia ,

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The Police are investigating an incident where a National University of Samoa student was allegedly rape following the Independence Day celebration last week.

Police Spokesperson, Maotaoali’i Kaioneta Kitiona confirmed the incident, saying the 20-year-old student reported the incident to their Malifa headquarters. 

“The suspect is a taxi driver, 39 years old,” said Maota.  

“It occurred after the march when she caught a taxi and the taxi driver took her to another place where he committed the offence. Police caught him on the same day.”

Maota said the suspect will appear before Court on the 27th of June 2016.   

In a separate matter, another rape case was reported at Tuasivi, Savai’i, involving a girl under 16 years old. 

Maota explained that the offense happened in May but was only reported on 3rd June. 

The victim is a 14 year old girl from a village in Savai’i and the offender is an 18 year old male. The accused will appear for mention on the 27th June, 2016. 

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