16 Oct 2019

Four arrests in Samoa over killing of Chinese man

10:10 am on 16 October 2019
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Photo: supplied / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

Police in Samoa have confirmed that four people have been arrested in relation to the death of the Chinese businessman killed at Vaitele over the weekend.

The four were also responsible for serious injuries to two other men in a burglary turned murder in the early morning of Sunday.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the young men were armed when they broke into the home of the Chinese nationals.

They face charges ranging from murder, attempted murder, burglary and theft to being armed with dangerous weapon and assault.

Two of the suspects charged with murder and attempted murder have been remanded in custody until the 28 November for mention, while the other two have been remanded in custody until the 18 November for court mention.

Police are also advising the business community, especially Chinese business owners, to use bank institutions to safeguard their money.