22 Aug 2007

Further call in Samoa to complete probe of alleged police rape

4:05 pm on 22 August 2007

One of Samoa's leading opposition MP and leader of Samoa Democratic United Party, Asiata Sale'imoa Va'ai, says the police investigation into allegations of attempted rape by one of the three assistant police commissioners should be completed.

According to the MP, there is no reason for the police commissioner, Papali'i Lorenese Neru, to prolong the matter.

Asiata says members of the public could lose confidence and trust into the police because of how the case involving a senior officer is being handled.

But the police commissioner has told the Samoa Observer newspaper that the matter should not be put aside.

Papali'i says there are little things he is looking at this time and this has to do with evidence.

It has been three months since the investigation against the senior officer in the center of sexual allegations has been carried out