Witness declared hostile in Samoa incest case

A witness in an incest trial was declared hostile by Justice Pierre Slicer in the Supreme Court today.Ioane Vilivili, 40, of Falefa, a Prosecution witness today contradicted most of the contents of his signed statement to Police.In his statement Vilivili said he knew what had happened between the defendant and his (defendant’s) daughter on the morning of 13th May 2013.In Court today, he said what he told the police was wrong.The witness is the defendant’s nephew.The witness also said in evidence today that his family had had a meeting on Monday 24th June 2013 and this morning.Present at both meetings were his aunties, uncles, cousins and the defendant.

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