Workers deny stealing food, $20 tala mussels

Two former employees of a restaurant near Vaitele have denied stealing food on the job. 

Aiken Tulelei and Afele Taumati appeared before the Supreme Court on Monday to answer to theft as a servant charges. 

The pair pleaded not guilty for allegedly stealing cooked food including two pieces of mutton flaps, two fish, two cooked octopus, one lobster, one turkey tail, four onions, and two $20 tala mussels.  

According to the police summary of facts the total cost of the goods is $270 tala.

The men appeared in Court without legal representation and both denied stealing the food. 

Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke then adjourned the matter for hearing on 21 February next year. 

He also told the defendants if they have any witnesses they can bring them on the day of the hearing. 

Assistant Attorney General, Magele Leone Sua and lawyer Quentin Sauaga were the prosecutors in the matter. 

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