A man who remained in prison for more than three years after his original sentence was to end, appeared in Court today to face charges relating to the mass prison break from Tanumalala on the 23rd of Match this year.
Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke ordered the immediate release of Sio Agafili last Friday when it was discovered that his prison term should have ended on the 6th of November 2016.
According to Prosecutor Magele Leona Su’a, Sio or Galu Agafili was convicted and sentenced on the 19th December 2008 for several counts of burglary and theft.
It is uncertain why Agafili remained in prison years after his term was supposed to end, however, he now faces more recent charges of grevious bodily harm in relation to the prison break where over 30 inmates attacked prison guards and escaped from Tanumalala.
Mauga Precious Chang appeared for Agafili and said her client is weighing up options for a possible civil case against government.