Police to Finalise Charges against Malietoa Moli

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Malietoa Faamausili Moli at the District Court on Tuesday morning.
Malietoa Faamausili Moli at the District Court on Tuesday morning.

Prosecution has been given the final adjournment by the District Court to finalise charges in connection to a matter against Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli in relation to an incident at his home at Fagali’i where a gun was allegedly discharged.

Taulapapa Brenda Heather – Latu told the court that this is not the first time prosecution has made an application for the matter to be adjourned because they had to finalise charges.

“Your Honour, up to date we still haven’t received anything from the prosecution about the charges,” she told the Court.

“I would also like to make another application, and ask for the Court’s indulgence to discontinue the defendant’s bail condition where he has to sign in to the police station weekly.”

Heather-Latu’s application was accepted by the Court and Malietoa Moli no longer needs to sign in.

Prosecutor Lupematasila Iliganoa Atoa of the Attorney General’s Office then informed the Court that they are still working with police.

“We are currently in consultation with the Police on this matter and that consultation will determine how we will proceed,” she told the Court.

District Court Judge, Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma granted the applications of both Counsels. 

“This is the final adjournment for this matter for prosecution to finalise charges,” he said.

“This matter is adjourned to the 25th of January, 2019.”

“The defendant will be remanded at liberty.”