12 Sep 2016

Samoa police chief seeks to quash charges

From , 3:02 pm on 12 September 2016

Samoa's police chief Fuiavailili Egon Keil has been in court today seeking to quash criminal charges against him.

This comes after his defence counsel, Komisi Koria, raised concerns about the lack of information given to the defence.

I spoke with our correspondent in Samoa Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia about the case and began by asking him to recap on the charges that Mr Keil is facing.

 Samoa police badge bearing the country's public seal which reads "Faavae i Le Atua Samoa" which translates to English as "God be the Foundation of Samoa"

Samoa police badge bearing the country's public seal which reads "Faavae i Le Atua Samoa" which translates to English as "God be the Foundation of Samoa" Photo: RNZI/ Koroi Hawkins