A 68 year old man was said to have committed suicide last week at his family home at Manono Tai.
The acting police commissioner Fauono Talalelei Tapu was unavailable for comment. However, a village member, who does not want to be named, confirmed the death with the Samoa Observer.
The village matai committed suicide as a result of a dispute with other family members, he said.
He was rushed to Leulumoega Hospital but was dead upon arrival.