Young man passed away after being beaten

Malaki Tauiliili with his son and younger sister
Malaki Tauiliili with his son and younger sister

A young man that was allegedly beaten at one of the local club in Apia last week Friday passed away this morning.

Malaki Tauiliili was alleged involved in a fight with three other young men at the club where a fight broke out and he was allegedly beaten and was left there.

He was taken to the hospital where he was later been evac to New Zealand where he passed away.

Police Superintendent Auapaau Logoitino Filipo spoke told the Samoa Global that investigation is still continuing.

“Nobody has been charged in connection to the incident that occurred last week Friday,” he said.

“I just got in the office but I know we are still investigating the matter and once we are done we will let you know.

“But for the time being that is all I can say.”

Many of Malaki’s close friends had gone on social media to offer their deepest sympathies to the grieving family, his partner and his parents.

One of the messages was from Ervin Labea – Gatoloai who wrote “Today is a sad day for our family for our dear brother ‘MALAKI TAUILIILI’ after fighting so hard for his life has slipped away into the eternal presence of our Heavenly Father.

“Uso e le galo oe ma ou uiga malie ma le tausa’afia. Tatalo i le Ali’i ia sao ma uli lau malaga si ou uso ē!

“I pray for our family, your dear parents & my sister Mataolealofa and son (my nephew)Leowiess you have left behind.

“My heart cries for you uso and how you have left us so suddenly. You did not deserve to leave us this way. We will fight your battles my uso and pray that we see each other again soon on that Sweet Sweet Day prepared by our Lord❤

“Rest In Love Uso ma ia manuia lau malaga

“(SHARE SHARE family we need to find closure for my uso; Justice will be served one way or another.”

Another post was by Malaki’s younger sister Victorious Tauiliili:

Malaki Jeremiah Akeli Tauiliili 05/12/18. This is the greatest pain I just can’t.”]

A family member Sinavaiana Ulberg wrote: “It happened to others not knowing it would happen to one of our own,” she writes.

“What a wakeup call to review life and the people we choose to be in it.

“Friend or foe, family or fia-family what’s right is right even when no one’s doing it.

“Please come forward IF you know anything or you’re one of them, don’t carry that guilt around. No one’s perfect we all make mistakes but a life has been taken in a way it shouldn’t have been.

“My sisters and I can’t pretend to enjoy this day when our dear Mataolealofa is torn. What a day for son and family. Check your circle of people and do what’s right.”

Malaki is the son of Member of Parliament for Vaimauga Sasa’e, Sulamanaia Tauililili Tuivasa.