01 January 2021, Samoa Police Service, Crime Update. It is not a happy new year for the families of three men, reported by police to have been victims of two separate alcohol-related homicide incidents in Samoa following the celebrations of New Years Eve 2021.
DOUBLE HOMICIDE INCIDENT AT AFEGA
An incident that resulted in the death of two men from Afega was reported to Afega Police Outpost in the early hours of the first day of 2021. The Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services’ preliminary investigation confirms that both men died from gunshot wounds. The two men whose lives were taken so suddenly are suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol.
Police say they are continuing their investigation.
HOMICIDE INCIDENT AT FAGALOA
Another murder incident from Lona Fagaloa resulting to the death of a 24 year old male, reported to Police Headquarters in the morning of 1st January 2021.
Police say consumption and influence of alcohol is also suspected to be involved, and have launched an investigating into this separate tragic case.
The Samoa Police issue yet another warning: “We remind the public to be vigilant during these times and to enjoy the holiday seasons by drinking responsibly!!”