17 Feb 2012

Man arrested in Samoa for illegally performing circumcisions

10:20 am on 17 February 2012

A 52 year-old man in Samoa is facing several charges of causing bodily harm after he illegally performed circumcisions on 28 boys.

The man from Sataoa village is now in police custody and will appear in court next week.

The police say investigations found the man had no medical qualifications.

The twenty boys who were circumcisized suffered pain and swollen penises as a result of the unlawful circumcisions last week.

Seven of them were rushed to Poutasi district hospital for medical treatment by their parents.