29 Nov 2016

Samoa police commissioner seeks access to evidence

2:45 pm on 29 November 2016
Samoa's Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil.

Samoa's Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil. Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

Samoa's suspended Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, through his lawyer, is seeking a court decision to grant him him access to police evidence needed to build his defence against 259 charges.

The prosecution has been given time by the court to file a response to the application, which will be heard next Monday.

Meanwhile the case against the suspended police commissioner has been adjourned without a plea to 12 December to allow police to finalise all the charges.

The charges against Fuiavailili include unlawful possession of a firearm, intimidation, using insulting words and one charge each of attempting to procure murder, to incite murder and to counsel murder.

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