18 Jan 2018

Another prisoner escapes from Samoa's national prison

8:37 am on 18 January 2018

Another prisoner has escaped from the Samoa's national prison facility at Tafa'igata.

Part of Tafaigata prison cells

Part of Tafaigata prison cells Photo: RNZI / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

38-year-old Lagalaga Misiluki reportedly walked out of prison just after midday yesterday.

Police said they were assisting prison authorities to locate the prisoner.

They also warned that he is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

A prison source said Misiluki is a long term inmate who has escaped a few times in the past, sometimes returning by himself in a state of intoxication.

He is serving time for breaking and entering as well as escaping from custody.

Meanwhile, another escaped prisoner is still being sought by Samoan authorities.

Uili Manuleleua is the last of the four prisoners who escaped Tafaigata before Christmas.

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