25 Apr 2016

Samoa MP questions why charges against him have been dropped

1:24 pm on 25 April 2016

A Government MP in Samoa who was facing four counts of bribery has questioned the reasons behind the withdrawal of the case.

The MP for Faasalele'aga number 2, Pa'u Sefo Pa'u, says the case against him was the result of trumped up charges in relation to the last election.

The ruling HRPP MP says the recently-passed Electoral Act rules that private prosecution cases must continue once they have commenced, and not be withdrawn.

Pa'u says allegations against him are not new because he had been in court four times in previous elections.

He had lost the seat in those election petition cases but he says this time he was confident the charges would fail.

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Photo: RNZ / Mary Baines