9 May 2019

Luagalau killer arrested for breaching parole

5:47 pm on 9 May 2019

The police in Samoa have arrested a convicted killer who was jailed for life for the assassination of government minister, Luagalau Leva'ula Kamu in 1999.

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Alatise Le'afa Vitale was among a number of inmates released on parole in 2012 as part of Samoa's celebration of its fifty years of independence.

But the Ministry of Justice's parole office says Alatise has breached a number of conditions.

He was arrested on Wednesday in Savaii and will appear in court next Tuesday.

Alatise's father, who was a former government minister as well as another former minister, Toi Aukuso Cain, were given life sentences for conspiracy over the death of Luagalau.