Police Commissioner released, faces firearms-related charges

Police Commissioner, Fuiavailiili Egon Keil, has been released after he was detained in a police cell this morning.

Asked for a comment, he declined. 

At the Police station though, he joined his family and they left without saying a word to the waiting media.

The Commissioner was arrested from his office by other Police officers this morning.

It was his first day back at work, after charges against him in relation to the wrongful arrest of a member of the public last year, were dismissed by the Supreme Court last week.

His arrest and the new charges against him were confirmed by Acting Police Commissioner, Samoa Mulinuu Mulinuu.

He told the Samoa Observer the Commissioner is facing more than 10 firearms-related charges.

Details soon.

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