Re: Hunt for international fugitive hits snag
My advise to the police and the government of Samoa is don’t waste time, money and resources to extradite this guy - it will not happen as he’s a citizen of Australia.
Australia is very staunch with their laws when it comes to protecting their citizens from a foreign country’s prosecution.
The way they protect their citizens is completely different to America and NZ. Australia will see it as it’s Samoa Authority’s fault the prisoner escaped in the first place.
Under the Australian Federal law, the authorities in Australia see this prisoner as an Australian - not Samoan and not how the Samoan authorities see him as Samoan.
So forget about him as it will not happen - Australia will not let him come back. Who knows? Maybe the Australian govt were behind the scenes and pulled strings to help him escape?
Ua koe lavea ai PM Tuilaepa i i le va lea ma laga 60 Minutes interview fai mai the Australian tourist was at the wrong place at the wrong time.