The head of Samoa's Tafaigata prison, Assistant police commissioner, Sala Seaga Uili Lafaele, has resigned as a commission of inquiry resumes.
The inquiry had been investigating allegations of misuse of power and corruption involving the suspended police commissioner, Lilomaiava Fou Taioalo, and Sala.
Both men were yesterday given options to resign or to proceed with an extension of the inquiry.
Lilomaiava has elected to continue but Sala told the inquiry that he had resigned.
He also said he had forgiven those who made the allegations against him.
The inquiry has now been adjourned with the chairman to seek further instructions from the cabinet.