A young man’s suicide not connected to the election

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Police, Superintendent Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu

BY Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA: MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2016: A young man who shot himself two weeks is not connected to the election as suspected by many.

This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Police, Superintendent Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu.

“Investigation into his death is continuing but it is not related to the election,” said Su’a.

He said the deceased’s family are baffled by the suicide and said the victim’s action is out of character.

The incident happened at Letui village in Savaii, and the victim was a 21 year old man. According to Su’a, the victim shot himself inside his room and not in front of his father as reported by some media outlets.

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