Two police officers assigned to TCF arrested


Two police officers who work at the Tafuna Correctional Facility were arrested yesterday by detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Department of public Safety in connection with incidents that occurred inside the jail.

The police officers, Rocky Tua and Fiti Aina are held on bail of $15,000 and each will make their initial appearance in the District Court on Monday morning.

Samoa News understands that the investigation into bottles of beer and other items which police confiscated from the jail back in July, led to the arrest of the police officers.

Other items confiscated were a flat screen TV, screw drivers, tools, fans and cell phones that were seized from the prison cells during the CID raid.

Following the raid, TCF officers told Samoa News that two police trucks were fully loaded with items seized during the raid.

Each police officer is facing public servant acceding to corruption, permitting escape of an inmate and aiding escape of an inmate, which are class D felonies that carry up to five years in jail. Commander of the CID, Lavata’i Taase Sagapolutele confirmed the arrests however declined to further comments on the case.

Calls to Deputy Commissioner for a comment were not returned as of news time.


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