26 Oct 2013

Samoa's PM says Govt will decide fate of MPs once police probe ends

10:14 am on 26 October 2013

Samoa's prime minister says an appropriate decision on allegations of drunk driving against an associate minister, and reports the deputy prime minister obstructed police duties, will be made once police investigations are completed.

The Assistant Police Commissioner has called for Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Nuafesili Lauofo to be charged with interfering in a police matter.

Police alleged Fonotoe advised associate minister Muagututagata Peter Ah Him to drive away from six police officers who they were trying to breath test him for drunk driving.

Speaking to reporters in his weekly radio interview, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, praised the police for honesty in the performance of their duties.

He also pointed out that the government has not not interfered with police inquiries.

Tuilapea says there is no special protection for any top government official including the prime minister and his cabinet when they are in the spot light of breaking the law.