Attorney General calls for “peace and calm”

Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, has called for “peace and calm” in the wake of recent tragic events in Samoa, including the death of Malaki Jeremiah Tauiliili.

The call is made in a statement issued by the Attorney General to the Samoa Observer yesterday, as the country counts down to Christmas next Tuesday.

“This is an extremely difficult season and situation and our hearts go out to the family of the young man who has passed away, and all families who have lost loved ones to criminal activity this year,” the statement said. 

“We ask for peace and calm at this time while we work through the difficult procedures and legal steps required for this matter.” 

Attorney General Lemalu said that the investigation is ongoing with charges laid against the suspects. Two men accused of manslaughter have already appeared before Court and are scheduled to re-appear for mention on Monday.   

He said it’s important for people to remember that “the process is underway and needs to take its course.” 

“We respectfully urge therefore for calm while we attempt to undertake this difficult task the best we can,” he said.

“We also ask for a peaceful approach as any further unfortunate incidents can only make matters worse. 

“We at Law Enforcement have a sworn duty to uphold the Rule of law and the Constitution of our Country. Rest Assured, we remain committed to this Oath. 

“God's Peace this Xmas.”

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