Man Charged with Faleata Golf Course Homicide Appears in Court


25 January 2020, Apia Samoa. A former security guard of Birdie’s Bar at the Faleata Golf Course appeared before the Supreme Court of Samoa today, charged with the murder of Misipati Poasa, 30, of Aele Fou and Faleula.

Outside Birdie’s bar where Poasa’s body was found..

Gregory Roache, 24, was arrested by police on Sunday 13th December 2020, less than 24 hours after Poasa’s body was found outside Birdie’s bar

Police and FESA were called to the scene at around 10pm on Saturday 12th December when Faleata golfers discovered Poasa’s body in the garden area outside Birdies Bar at Faleata Golf course.

Arrow pointing to where the body was found on Sat 12th December 2020.

The arrest was made by police less than 24 hours later, on Sunday afternoon.

In Court this morning, Roache faced 12 preliminary charges and Prosecution requested a two week adjournment to finalise charges against him.

The Court postponed the matter and ordered the defendant to seek counsel through legal aid due to the seriousness of the charges against him.

Gregory Roache has been granted bail to await Court proceedings.

Marieta H Ilalio