10 Oct 2008

New Zealand based Samoan lawyer seeks withdrawal of charges

12:18 pm on 10 October 2008

Samoa's Minister of Justice and Courts administration, Unasa Mesi Galo, has

been requested by a New Zealand based Samoan lawyer, Leulua'ialii Olinda

Woodroffe, to withdraw two charges of insulting words laid against her by the police as a result of a complaint by his ministry.

The lawyer's case was heard in court this week.

However it has been adjourned until police serve the defendant with a court summons.

Meanwhile the New Zealand based Samoan lawyer has informed the Attorney

General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai, of her intention to file a legal action against the police for unlawfully trespassing on her property and violation of her rights.