Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed.
A manager of the club, who asked not to be named, told Samoa Observer that the club has been closed for staff safety reasons.
The closing of the club comes a week after the death of 24-year-old Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili, who was allegedly assaulted on the premises on November 30 and went into coma, before he died five days later.
It is understood the club was closed to the public last Friday.
The club owners later issued a statement, passing on their condolences to the family of the Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili, and stating that they do not condone violence, harassment and vulgar language.
The club owners also expressed concern at what they described as misleading statements on social media, and harassment and vulgar language targeting their staff.
The Ministry of Police recently issued a statement to warn against the increasing number of threats made on social media in relation to the incident.
“There have been a lot of speculations and threats made on social media.
“Samoa Police Service 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,” stated the police.
The Edge Marina View-Bar & Casual Dining won the Best Bar and Hangout award at the Samoa Tourism Excellence Awards last year.