Letter to court ignored

Wednesday May 06, 2020 Published in Small World

SAMOA – A Supreme Court judge in Samoa has ruled that one of the accused in an alleged plot to assassinate the prime minister be freed on bail.

 

Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren said in her

ruling that she had disregarded a letter from the complainant, Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

She told the prosecution  the letter was inappropriate and had no bearing on the matter.

“Communications of this type to a judicial officer is inappropriate from any party or person connected to any court proceedings,” the judge said.

Lema’i Faioso Sione and Malele Atofu Paulo’s trial on a joint charge of conspiring to assassinate the Samoan prime minister is scheduled for November 9.

 

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