31 May 2018

Alleged prison escapee's case deferred in Samoa

5:33 pm on 31 May 2018

A notorious prison inmate in Samoa Uli Manuleleua has had his Supreme Court case deferred after three police witnesses were unable to attend court.

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Photo: Flickr / David Zoppo

Uli Manuleleua allegedly escaped from prison with four other inmates just before Christmas last year by walking out of the high security wing of Tafa'igata Prison.

Two inmates were apprehended on the same day and a third was caught in early February.

Manuleleua was handed into authorities by family members in April this year and police reported they found marijuana leaves on him.

He now faces charges of escaping from prison and possession of a banned substance and will make a second appearance next month.