Police investigates new development in the death of Tu’uau Fasavalu


The Ministry of Police and Prisons is investigating claims made on BluTv by Samuelu Leau Su’a regarding the two-year-old death of Tu’uau Fasavalu. 

Claiming, to be an eyewitness on the night of the incident. Su’a said a vehicle was coming up the hill where they were, and it was swerving and then struck a pedestrian walking on the main road in Vaitele, and the car took off.

Su’a also claims that he took photos and approached the Ministry of Police about evidence of the 18-year-old University student. Su’a further leveled claims that the Police hid evidence he provided for this matter. 

Radio Polynesia reached out to Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, who said the claim is being investigated. 

As reported earlier, Fa’asavalu was discovered on the main road and believed to be a victim of a hit-and-run traffic incident not far from his residence in Vaitele.

Acting Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo says the investigation into this case is ongoing.

“We have made numerous public appeals to members of the public that have any information in relation to this matter to come forward, but efforts have been unsuccessful.

This case remains open. “And again, if anyone has any information, please call the Police or visit our headquarters,” urged the Acting Police Commissioner. 

In April last year, Fasavalu was found lying on the side of the road at Vaitele Maali Street and was declared dead upon arrival at the Tupua Tamasese National Hospital at Motootua.

Police released video footage of a van they suspect was involved in the accident, but there have been no new developments on this matter to date.