12 Sep 2014

Samoa Police Commissioner to fight cabinet termination

1:25 pm on 12 September 2014

The Samoan government has upheld a recommendation by a Commission of Inquiry to terminate the service of the Police Commissioner, Lilomaiava Fou Taioalo, because he breached his duties.

It's the result of a separate Commission of Inquiry into alleged corruption and abuse of power in the management of Tafaigata prison.

The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says the Commission recommended for Lilomaiava to retire, which means he has had his service terminated.

But Lilomaiava told our correspondent that he has not been served or informed of a decision.

Lilomaiava says he is seeking legal advice, and will comment further when he receives a written decision.