3 Aug 2009

Supreme Court in Samoa accepts appeal by NZ-based Samoan lawyer

12:48 pm on 3 August 2009

The Supreme Court in Samoa has granted leave to New Zealand-based Samoan lawyer, Iuni Sapolu, to appeal a District Court ruling on two criminal charges.

The charges included obstructing police and using insulting and obscene language.

The lawyer is also appealing over a the police raid without a search warrant on her family's freehold property last September where small cannabis plants were found growing in a plastic container which police had found hidden on a mango tree.

The senior Supreme Court judge, Lesatele Rapi Va'ai, has set November the 5th for hearing.