Police charge former soccer Chief Executive Officer

The former Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation of Samoa (F.F.S.), Faumuina Michael Kapisi, has been charged in connection to an ongoing Police investigation into allegations against the previous management of the Federation.

The charge was confirmed by the Acting Deputy Police Commissioner, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.

“He (Faumuina) was arrested on Wednesday and was later remanded at liberty,” Auapa’au told the Samoa Observer.

“He has been charged with theft as a servant and is scheduled to appear in Court on 6th June 2019.”

Auapa’au confirmed that the Police investigation is continuing.

"There is also a possibility of more individual(s) to face criminal charges in connection to this matter," he said.

Pressed for details on the charge against Faumuina, Auapa’au declined.

“I can’t disclose that information,” he said. “Those details will be available once the case is called before the Court. This is all I can say for now.”

When the Samoa Observer contacted Faumuina for a comment, he declined.

“I have no comment,” he told the Samoa Observer on the telephone.

The Samoa Observer understands that Faumuina was called into the Police station on Wednesday before he was charged.

He was accompanied by his lawyer, Te’o Richard Fa’aiuaso.

At the beginning of the month, the Police launched an investigation into allegations at the Federation – including the use of Federation vehicles by former President, Reverend Laupama Solomona. 

“The Ministry of Police confirms that it is currently investigating the matter and the investigation is yet to be completed,” a Police statement at the time said.

“It is anticipated that the matter will be referred to the Attorney General’s office for their legal opinion.”

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