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Samoa's Prime Minister and Minister of Police will lead a reconciliation ceremony between the suspended Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and other senior officers.
A reliable source in the police says the prime minister is expected to address the gathering but no other details has been made available to them.
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi in his weekly radio interview last Thursday compared the reconciliation between the Fuiavailili and the divided senior officers to a divorced couple that when they are reunited their relationship is solid and stronger.
Tuila'epa also reaffirmed that the keys to the police armoury will continue to be in his possession as the Minister of police.
Today's reconciliation will only be attended by Commissioned officers from the rank of police inspector to superintendent and assistant police commissioners.
Meanwhile, a senior Sergeant who was suspended while being investigated has declined being reinstated and has resigned.
Senior Sergeant Siripia Uelese was the officer in charge of the investigation of the Police Commissioner and two other police officers.
The investigation was based on the recommendations of the Ombudsman office after an investigation into a raid at the Fugalei market around August 2015.
These charges have been dropped for lack of evidence.
The other suspended officer awaiting his fate is Assistant Police Commissioner Samoa Mulinu’u Mulinu’u, whose fate will be decided by a Tribunal, while Inspector Samau has resigned.
Both Samoa and Samau were involved in the arrest of the Commissioner and the laying of 200 plus charges against him.
All these charges were withdrawn and dismissed by the Court three weeks ago and the Commissioner is expected back at work today.
SOURCE: RNZI/TALAMUA ONLINE/PACNEWS
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