Samoan woman who alleged sex in hiding?
Awoman in Samoa who is at the heart of a sex allegation against the former Secretary General of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, Reverend Afereti Uili is on the run. Earlier this year a defamation case was filed by Reverend Uili in the Supreme Court following an article in a local newspaper regarding sex allegations involving him. The matter was referred to mediation and was successful. The lawyer for Reverend Uili, Semi Leung Wai asked the Court to list the “mediation agreement” as a judgment of the Court.
However, the Chief Justice, Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu made it clear that he could not enter a judgment by consent with the absence of the woman involved. The lawyer for the woman, Alalatoa Rosella Papali’i told the Supreme Court yesterday that she was having a hard time locating her client. “Unfortunately I haven’t had any success in locating the defendant who seems to be on the run,” said Alalatoa.
“I have left countless messages with her to get in touch with us and also the contact people… she has not turned up.”