Mystery remains on driver who crashed into P.M's vehicle

The mystery continues as to what has become of the alleged drunk driver who crashed into Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi’s official vehicle last month.

Repeated attempts by the Samoa Observer to get an update from the Police have been unsuccessful. 

Since last week, emails and calls to the Acting Police Commissioner, Papali’i Monalisa Keti, have not been responded to.

The incident occurred in Aufaga while the Prime Minster was heading to an event. 

It was confirmed by Police Superintendent, Soloi Iosefa, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer last week.

At the time, Soloi told the Samoa Observer the driver is from Lepa. 

However, a Traffic officer, who is not allowed to speak to the media, confirmed the driver has not been found nor seen since the incident. 

“We know he’s from Lepa and we also know he’s from Faleatiu, but we’re still looking for him," said the Officer.

Furthermore, the Traffic Officer said the driver was at the scene immediately after the incident and was supposedly to be held by the Police Officers allocated for the Prime Minister security.

“We were told that he was there and then in a blink of an eye, he disappeared. The Police Officers there were unable to locate him and he has not been seen since then."


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