Associate Minister of Police and Prisons Forced To Resign

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Translated from Faa-Samoa files

Member of Parliament for Salega 1, Fepuleai Faasavalu Faimata Su’a, has been ordered to resign from his post as Associate Minister of Police.

The Associate Minister for Police and Prisons has been asked to step down as Associate Minister by Samoa Prime Minister, Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa.

According to Cabinet Ministers, the Salega 1 MP travelled to American Samoa without the required visa documentation.

The matter escalated when Fepuleai then attempted to use his diplomatic passport to gain entry into the U.S Territory. Reports state Samoa’s Consul-General to American Samoa, Fata Brian Kaio, was called in to intervene when the matter elevated at the border.

Book Now to see and experience our beautiful SamoaFepuleai Faasavalu also got himself into trouble last year, when a car he was driving crashed at the Maagao and Faatoia intersection. The vehicle was registered to the Ministry of Police. The offense was recorded and he was fined $100.

The order is not expected to affect Fepuleai’s role as a Member of Parliament for the Sagaga 1 constituency.

Fepuleai Faasavalu declined to comment on the matter, as he has not yet met with the Prime Minister.