Accused woman keeps her silence

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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“ The thing is while she was still inside (police custody) ‘OLP’ was still posting”

“ The thing is while she was still inside (police custody) ‘OLP’ was still posting”

A single mother who was wrongly accused for being a ‘O le Palemia’ is remaining silent about being arrested and detained last week.

The woman who is identified as “Stoira” was apparently held in custody for five days; two in Apia and three at Tafa’igata Prison last week. 

The woman’s lawyer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, confirmed her arrest saying the Police have got the wrong person. 

Unasa and her son who is also a lawyer, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, have offered to take on the case.

“She was released from prison yesterday (Monday) and we are now looking into the matter,” Unasa said.

“In this case, a character posted a blog up by the name of ‘O LE PALEMIA’ ‘OLP. I don’t know who he is but I think my client was held in custody because they thought it was her.”

Unasa said they are trying to find what charges her client was held over for.

“The thing is while she was still inside (police custody) ‘OLP’ was still posting,” Unasa said. “She didn’t have her phone (with her at the time) but they basically arrested her.

“They (police) mistakenly arrested and accused her of being ‘OLP’ or ‘O LE PALEMIA’ but she’s not.”

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