Young man bashed to death near his home

By Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA – WEDNESDAY 13 JANUARY 2016:  A young man from the village of Sinamoga was found dead near his home early Sunday morning from serious wounds to his head.

Police spokesperson Inspector Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona said the incident happened Sunday morning and it was a family member that found the young man lying dead near the house.

He said no details of the incident have been finalized, but the matter is treated as a homicide and a young male suspect has been brought in for questioning.

This is the first death of the year and no one has been charged yet.

In a separate incident last week, a delivery truck drove through Taito’s mini shop car park at Vailele ramming into a man sitting at a table infront of the shop.

According to police records, the designated truck driver allowed his co-worker to drive the truck when they came near Vailele village, and the co-worker drove the truck straight towards the area where people were sitting.

The victim of the incident was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

Reports said the tables and chairs stopped the truck from driving all the way into the shop. The driver is charged with negligent driving.