A young man from Vailoa was found dead on the side of the road on Sunday morning.
An 18-year-old male was yesterday charged with murder. He is scheduled to appear before Court on 16 April 2018.
This was confirmed by Police Spokesperson, Auapaau Filipo Logoitino.
“A young male in his mid-20s, from the village of Vailoa, was found dead in the early hours of Sunday morning,”Auapaau said.
“A man is in custody now and he has been charged with murder.”
A villager, Lafi Tagomoa, identified the deceased man as “Mose.”
“He was drinking with other young men of his age on Saturday night,” he said.
“I’m not sure whether those who were drinking with him beat him but his family found him dead where they were drinking.
“The family was looking for him in the early hours of Sunday but they found him on that spot where he was drinking with his friends.”
An official at the National Hospital at Moto’otua told the Samoa Observer Mose was pronounced dead upon arrival.
“His face and head were covered with bruises when he was admitted in the hospital."