Re: Police wars
The Police Force is split. There is a group of senior officers who do not support the Police Commissioner, Fuiava Egon Keil. They wield enormous influence among the rank and file because they’ve been there forever.
The rest of the senior officers are either pro-Egon or too scared to take sides. A big percentage of the rank and file support Fuiava but many are too scared to speak out. Others are just trying to ignore everything that is going on and trying to keep their heads down hoping not to be drawn into the split in the senior command.
It is another good old-fashioned Samoan style split.
Similar to those splits you see all the time within families, villages, and churches. Senior members of the organisation are split and the rest of the organisation has to take sides.
However, this is a government ministry funded by the taxpayers of Samoa and assisted by the Australian federal police in aid and technical assistance. These senior officers should remember one thing. They are there to serve the people of Samoa. It is not their own family business to run according to the way they think it should be run.
A Commission of Inquiry cannot come soon enough.
It will be the 3rd inquiry into the police force in five years. This tells me there are a lot of little warlords in the senior ranks who think it is their right to protect their little fiefdoms. It is about time the government roots out those people and gets rid of them. Fuiava is a breath of fresh air and these old crooks clearly don’t like it.