Two suspects from Salelavalu handed over to Police
Two suspects from Salelavalu, Savai’i, have been arrested in connection to the assault of Fui Tomesi from Salelologa during the weekend.
The two suspects were handed over to the Police on Tuesday evening following a lengthy Village Council meeting at Salelavalu.
The Samoa Observer was asked to leave the meeting.
The men were allegedly responsible for attacking Mr. Tomesi, which was caught on video.
The video shows Mr. Tomesi kneeling while someone held a rifle to his mouth. A voice could be heard asking him to apologise.
As Mr. Tomesi started to speak, he is punched and slapped repeatedly. The interrogator also swears in Samoan.
The suspects were on the 6am ferry to Apia and were escorted by more than 10 Police Officers.
Upon arrival at the Mulifanua wharf, more Police officers were present to collect the suspects in the Police vehicle. They were taken to Police custody.
Pundits in war-of-words over cancelled match
War-of-words triggered by the eleventh hour cancellation of the Manu Samoa match a...
By Bethel Peato Ale • 30 November 2021, 11:04PM
Reconsider COVID-19 test requirement: diplomat
Samoa’s Ambassador to Fiji has urged the Ministry of Health to reconsider a mandat...
By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong • 29 November 2021, 8:09PM
Heavy rain to continue for all of Samoa
The Samoa Meteorology Division has issued a heavy rain advisory for all of Samoa a...
By Marc Membrere • 30 November 2021, 9:15PM