Translated from Faa-Samoa – In another tragic incident involving Samoa’s youth, a 21-year-old male faces murder charges for the death of a 22-year-old in Savaii.
Assistant Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti, confirmed the 21-year-old was detained by Police at Tuasivi, and charged with murder.
The incident occurred last Friday night, in the village of Samalaeulu, Savaii, when a dispute arose between the two men.
The accused is from the village of Samalaeulu while the deceased man was a faiava at Samalaeulu – married a girl from the village.
“He was from Tuasivi and Fogapoa,” confirmed Papalii.
This is the first homicide case resulting from an assault, recorded for 2024.