13 Oct 2005

Name of alleged killer of Samoan MP released

1:26 pm on 13 October 2005

Name suppression has been lifted on the man charged with murdering a Samoan MP in New Zealand last week.

Vase Iosefa Falaniko is accused of killing the former opposition MP, Tofa Su'a Atonio Lemi, in South Auckland.

Yesterday, the 47 year old's case at the Manukau District court was adjourned until November the 23rd.

Meanwhile, in Samoa the family of Tofa Su'a are making funeral arrangements for his burial on Saturday.