12 Luatuanu’u young men face criminal charges over rugby related violence


By Rula Su’a – Vaai

APIA, SAMOA WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018: Police have charged 12 young men of Luatuanu’u village in relation to the violence and roadblock on Monday this week.

Police spokesperson, Auapa’au Filipo Logoitino confirmed that the village chiefs turned in 18 young men alleged to have taken part in the dispute between Falefa and Luatuanu’u, and 12 are now facing charges of throwing rocks endangering the lives of the public, and blocking the public road.

“They will appear in Court on the 24 March.”

Auapa’au added, more criminal charges will be laid, as police investigation continues.

“Our team was at Falefa today as we believe some were involved in the dispute on Saturday that injured some of the young men of Luatuanu’u that started the dispute.”

Following the reconciliation between the villages on Tuesday this week, the Village Councils of Luatuanu’u and Falefa villages are helping the police turn in the young men wanted for investigations.

Police at Luatuanu’u village