26 July 2021 Apia Samoa. Samoa’s Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil has arrived back safely from New Zealand where he sought medical treatment.
The Commissioner had announced his intention to take a leave of absence for one month, leaving Samoa’s law enforcement and prison services to the capable hands of Deputy Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti.
“I’m glad to be back home after spending 17 days in New Zealand to complete a medical procedure,” said the Commissioner;
“Although away, I maintained an open line of communication with the office and received regular updates from Deputy Commissioner Keti;
“I’m very proud of my line staff and leadership while away; and I am looking forward to assuming my duties after another quarantine”.
A Samoa Global News source confirms the Police Commissioner underwent an angiogram procedure at Middlemore Hospital.
The Police Commissioner is expected to return to work after the required quarantine period.