Prosecution opposes bail of a male accused with alleged murder

Kolani Junior Lam
Kolani Junior Lam

The bail hearing against the man who is accused of murder in connection to his wife’s will proceed this coming Wednesday.

Prosecution is opposing bail at this stage, but they did not reveal on what grounds they are opposing the bailing of the accused.

The matter was adjourned from last week’s criminal mention to today for a bail hearing, however Chief Justice Patu told the counsels that he cannot proceed with the hearing today as there were other matters before him including the Civil Mentions.

He then asked Leone Su’a – Mailo of prosecution and Leiataualesa Komisi Koria if Wednesday this week is suitable both counsels told the court that Wednesday is a suitable date.

“I just receive this documents and I have other matters to be called at 12:30 and then the civil mentions list at 2pm this afternoon, so I cannot hear this bail application today,” said Chief Justice Patu.

“Therefore, this matter is adjourned to Wednesday this week at 9:30am to hear the bail application.

“The accused is still remanded in custody until Wednesday this week.”

Kolani Junior Lam is accused of the alleged murder of his wife the late Sa’u Justina Sa’u.

He was arrested and charged with murder earlier this month after an autopsy was conducted on his late wife’s body by an overseas pathologist.

The late Sa’u was the longest serving Chief Executive Officer of the Unit Trust of Samoa.