Silao Leleiga wanted in relation to the robbing and attack of tourists has been captured by Police in Aleisa this evening.
This was confirmed by Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from Radio Polynesia this evening.
Also known as Silao Faaleleilega of Sapunaoa Falealili, Sa’anapu, Nofoalii, Vaitele Fou and Sala’ilua Savaii the accused is currently being interrogated by the Police.
His capture by Police was a result of tips from the public.
Earlier this month the Ministry of Police and Prisons issued a public plea for assistance in capturing Silao following a complaint by a woman who was attacked and robbed in broad daylight.
“The accused is now in our custody following a police operation out in the village of Aleisa. He will be charged once the police are through with the usual process in terms of questioning.