A charge against a police officer who was accused of helping a prisoner escape from Tafaigata prison was dismissed by the District Court on Friday.
The not guilty decision was handed down by Judge Mata Tuatagaloa.
Anamani Sinapoa had pleaded not guilty to the charge of assisting and or concealing a prisoner’s escape.
The allegation stems from an incident that occurred on 18 June. He was suspended on 8 July without pay.
Sinapoa, a father of five, had served in the force for five years at time of the alleged offence.