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Customs Officers in Court

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Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:22

By Marieta Heidi Ilalio

Customs Officers in Court The two junior Customs officers accused of stealing $1.4million from the Ministry of Revenue’s vault, two weeks ago, appeared in the Supreme Court, yesterday. 

Eneliko Tui, of Fagali

i-uta and Amosa La’autala Fe’ausi, of Fasito’o-uta, were working in the Finance Department of the Ministry of Revenue when the alleged theft took place. Their appearance before Chief Justice Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu yesterday was brief.

They both told the Court that they wanted to engage the service of private lawyers to defend them.Chief Justice Patu granted their request and adjourned the matter to 12 March 2012. Mr Tui and Mr Fe’ausi are accused of stealing $1.4m from Customs on 13 February when they allegedly broke into the vault and took the banking for that day.

The money was allegedly found by Police at Mr Tui’s house, at Fagali’i-uta, on Tuesday, 14 February. Only $4,000 of the total amount has yet to be recovered.
The accused men are in Police custody to await their next Court appearance.

 

 

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