18 Jul 2018

Samoan court registrar to face trial in November

4:49 pm on 18 July 2018

The trial of a Samoan deputy court registrar accused of stealing evidence from a court lock up is set to begin in November.

Victory Lesa was charged earlier this month with stealing a gun that had been seized by police at a road block in 2013.

The road block was part of a police operation when attempts were made to disrupt air travel in and out of the country by Satapuala villagers.

Mr Lesa, who was suspended from his job at the Ministry of Justice after being charged, yesterday entered a not guilty plea.

Samoa's Chief Justice Patu Tiavasu'e Falefatu Sapolu has set 5 November for the start of the trial.