Hearing date set in double homicide case


The hearing for Vaotuua Aleleoleo Neemia charged in a double murder incident in Afega last New Year’s eve is set on 19 September 2022. 

The defendant is represented by Precious Chang while Fuifui Ioane is prosecuting. 

Last month Justice Lesatele Rapi Vaai denied the application “to vary” bail conditions for the defendant, who sought to travel to Australia to visit his daughter who has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Vaotuua is facing two charges of murder and possession of an unlawful weapon namely a pistol. 

The conditions of his bond in the amount of $50,000 are collateral with private property in Afiamalu. He’s to remain a law-abiding citizen; reside at Falelatai and stay away from Afega when the shooting incident occurred. Also to surrender his travel documents, report every Friday to the Faleolo Police Outpost and not to contact the prosecution witnesses directly or indirectly.