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Escaped prisoner recaptured

An escaped prisoner who has evaded authorities for nearly nine months, Suitupe Faamoe was recaptured by Police this afternoon. 

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailiili Egon Keil, confirmed that 60-year-old Faamoe is now in Police custody. 

He could not give details of where Faamoe was captured saying such information will be released soon. 

It is understood the Police will keep him overnight and transfer him to the Tanumalala Prison tomorrow. 

Faamoe escaped from jail in May 2019 together with Pati Chong Neei. 

To date Chong Nee has not been found by the Police.

More to come.

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