20 Oct 2014

Woman charged with bigamy in Samoa

11:41 am on 20 October 2014

Reports from Samoa say a woman has been charged with bigamy and could face imprisonment if found guilty.

Talamua Online reports the Acting Police Commissioner Misa Tala'imanu Nafo'i Keti confirmed that the woman's husband filed the charge against his wife.

The penalty for bigamy is 10 years imprisonment.

The website reports the case revolves around the woman taking another legal husband when she was in New Zealand while still married to the complainant.

The matter is still under investigation.