Police mum on traffic citations against Associate Minister of Police


The Ministry of Police and Prisons has remained mum on questions about whether the Associate Minister of Police and Prisons, Fepulea’i Fa’asavalu Sua has been served with his traffic citations, following a traffic accident in Malifa earlier this month. 

This involves the Government vehicle assigned to him. 

Efforts to get comments from Acting Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Keti were not answered but in earlier interviews with Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, prior to his departure from the island confirmed the traffic citations were not issued immediately against the Associate Minister. 

He said at that time the traffic officers had to conduct their investigation before taking any action. Upon completion of their investigation, it was determined that traffic citations would be issued for alleged violation of traffic laws. 

In July, the Police Associate Minister’s vehicle was involved in a traffic accident, on his way to uplift his “uniform” when he wrongly stepped on the gas accelerator thinkings it was the brakes, the vehicle took off and hit a pothole and in efforts to save his life, he drove off the road.

This was the explanation given by the Associate Minister in response to our questions.