19 Dec 2018

Charges being finalised for claimant to Samoa's Malietoa title

10:48 am on 19 December 2018

Police in Samoa have been given more time to complete their investigation and finalise charges against the controversial claimant to the country's paramount Malietoa title.

Faamausili Moli Malietoa leaves the courthouse

Faamausili Moli Malietoa leaves the courthouse Photo: RNZ Pacific /Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The district court has adjourned a case against Faamausili Moli Malietoa until next year relating to the possession and use of a firearm.

The charges relate to an incident at Fa'amausili's village of Fagali'i where a gun was discharged.

Fa'amausili Moli Malietoa is also facing contempt of court charges over the bestowal of the paramount Malietoa title.

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