Man Killed on Fathers Day Weekend Allegedly Run Down Intentionally

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11 August 2020, Apia Samoa.

A 40 year old father was killed yesterday afternoon when he was allegedly intentionally run down by another man, 38 who is now in police custody.

Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed that the incident happened in Nuu, near Vaitele on Father’s Day public holiday, Monday 10th August 2020.

“Police responded when the call came through at about 5.55pm yesterday afternoon”;

“We have a male in custody who allegedly drove over another person intently, resulting in that person’s death”, said the Police Commissioner.

Su’a Fuiavailiili confirmed that the men knew each other and worked for the same employer.

“They were in a friendly drinking session prior to the incident, and a locally produced vodka type drink was consumed by the suspect prior to the incident”, added the Police Commissioner.

The suspect has been charged, and remains in police custody.

Alcohol related incidents causing death continues to rise in Samoa.

Just a little over a week ago, the Police Commissioner confirmed that a 19 year old man was brutally beaten to death after another drinking session between friends at Fiaga turned violent.

A Samoa Law Reform Commission report has found that over 70% of all murders, manslaughters and grievous bodily harm offences in Samoa, are committed under the influence of alcohol or drugs


Sina Retzlaff