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CABINET RELEASE
 17 August 2016

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE SUSPENDED

Cabinet has confirmed the suspension of Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil pending the result of charges filed against him in court.

The suspension with pay is for an initial period of three months, whilst charges filed against Fuiavailili undergo standard judicial process, and is effective immediately.

The suspension is in line with standard procedures to ensure fair and independent review and resolution of his case.

The duties and responsibilities of the Commissioner of Police will be rotated every month amongst Assistant Commissioners – Afamasaga Michael Soonalole, Fauono Talalelei Tapu and Samoa Mulinuu Mulinuu, beginning with Afamasaga.

 

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL PROSECUTION OFFICE SUSPENDED

Cabinet has confirmed the suspension, with immediate effect, of the Director of the National Prosecution Office (NPO) Mauga Precious Chang, following a Police investigation and review by an independent prosecutor of charges filed against her.

Mauga’s suspension is for an initial period of three months while her case undergoes standard judicial process.

In her absence, Ms Muriel Lui will assume the responsibilities and duties of the Director of the National Prosecution Office.

The suspension of the Director of NPO is in line with standard procedures to ensure fair and independent review and resolution of her case.

 

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