19 Mar 2018

Prisoner still on run in Samoa after more than two months

8:58 am on 19 March 2018

An escaped prisoner in Samoa who has been on the run since December is continuing to give police the slip.

Police image of Uili Manuleleua

Police image of Uili Manuleleua Photo: supplied

Uili Manuleleua was one of four incarcerated at Tafa'igata Prison who broke out just a few days before Christmas last year.

Two were recaptured just a few hours later and a third a few weeks later.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said a few weeks ago that Police were "tracing the prisoner".

Samoa police spokesman Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said the one eyed prisoner has been convicted of theft and breaking and entering.

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