Police Commissioner yet to enter a plea

 

Suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil

BY Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA: TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2016: Suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has not entered a plea to charges against him because he still has not received the charges.

This was a response from Fuiavailili’s lawyer Komisi Koria when the Court asked for his client’s response to the charges yesterday.

Early this month, the four charges against Fuiavailili were lodged with the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration.

These charges originated from an incident that happened last year, when police under the guidance of Fuiavailili raided the public food market at Fugalei and arrested Suitupe Misa at gunpoint.

Misa then filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman who investigated the complaint and issued a damaging report against the police and the raid.

Misa has also filed a civil claim against Fuiavailili, the Minister of Police and the ministry after the incident.

The matter is further adjourned to next week.

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