Villages Terrorized by Most Wanted Criminals

Lagi Keresoma

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Wanted by Police are Sosene Asomaliu and Iolamo Moa Sanele


By Lagi Keresoma


APIA, SAMOA –  24 APRIL 2020: Residents of Faleatiu, Satapuala and nearby villages are living in fear from two most wanted criminals Iolamo Moa Sanele and Sosene Asomaliu who have been terrorizing the villages for the past few weeks.

Both men are two of three most wanted criminals including escaped convict Pati Chong Nee who is still on the run from police.

Yesterday evening, the police Tactical Operation Squad (TOS) responded to a call for help from several Faleatiu residents.

According to police, the two men are armed with guns and have been threatening residents by discharging weapons almost on a daily basis since last week. This led the village to block part of the main road to inland access roads.

This however did not stop the men who allegedly threatened to kill.

The village council is meeting today over the issue, and according to police, several families have abandon their homes and properties and fled in fear.

Police are back at Faleatiu this morning in efforts to locate and bring in the wanted men.