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Samoa court registrar investigated over ice pipe, alleged forgery

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Apia, SAMOA — A Court Registrar is being investigated by the Police.

The investigation follows the confiscation of a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, also known as ice, from the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration’s compound by Police.

This was confirmed by an M.J.C.A. Assistant C.E.O., Ve’atauia Fa’atasi Puleiata, in response to questions from the Sunday Samoan. 

 “The matter has been handed over to the Police and that is all I can say,” said Ve’atauia. 

Police Superintendent, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, also confirmed the investigation.

The Sunday Samoan understands that there are other issues being investigated.

“They are also looking into allegations of personal cheques being forged.

“This Registrar of the Court found personal cheques then allegedly forged signatures and used the money gained for his personal use.

“One of the cheques was used at a store in Papauta which bounced and that’s when the M.J.C.A. Manager was informed and only then he found out his blank cheques were missing."

“The owner of the store and the Manager viewed the cameras and identified the Court Registrar,” said the Police Officer.

Read more at Samoa Observer