6 Nov 2009

Ruling party MP in Samoa faces threaten to kill criminal charge

1:23 pm on 6 November 2009

An MP of Samoa's ruling HRPP party, Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, has been charged with threatening to kill a man of the village of Faleula.

The charge against the MP for the Sagaga Le Falefa constituency was laid after an investigation by the police into a complaint.

Another man from the MP's village is being investigated for discharging a firearm which relates to the same incident.

No one was hurt.

The MP is a former bank officer and Manu Samoa rugby player, and will appear in the district court on November the 17th.