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What Happened To Mele Segisolo Lapana? What Is Cause Of Her Death?

Mele Segisolo Lapana
Mele Segisolo Lapana; image credits - Naija News 247

Samoa’s newest victim of domestic violence is a Police Officer who was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday, December 24, 2022. The victim’s family rejects the term “de facto,” arguing that the couple was simply dating while their child was still residing with her parents. The victim’s de facto partner has been arrested and charged with murder, the police admit.

Mele Segisolo Lapana

Mele Segisolo Lapana; image credits – Naija News 247

Mele Segisolo Lapana’s Cause Of Death

Mele Segisolo Lapana was remembered as a devoted friend, a kindhearted person, and an outgoing person who would be much missed in the flood of condolence posts that have flooded social media in the wake of his passing. Police first posted about the incident on Facebook on Saturday morning, stating that “the de facto companion of the Police Officer was just being interviewed.” On Christmas Eve, a police update stated that the officer’s partner had been accused of murder a short while earlier.

The Suspect Of Mele Segisolo Lapana’s Murder

The duo has a history of domestic abuse, and sources claim that the suspect is also a former police officer. The accused has also shown signs of domineering behavior and intense jealousy. According to the police, the accused is being detained in jail “and will do so until the 30 January 2023 for mention in Court.”

According to the victim’s older sister, she is conscious that her baby sister’s boyfriend has been tormenting her for a while, but she was afraid to tell anybody for concern that he would scare her with a gun. Muavae Janson asserts that in light of her sister’s tragedy, it is necessary to look into topics such as gun control, gun ownership, and drug use, notable methamphetamine in Samoa.

Mele Segisolo Lapana’s Autopsy Report

Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti told the journalists at a press conference that the woman had visible bruises under her chin and that her face was covered in wounds. At the time, police said they were waiting for the findings of an autopsy and that no charges had been made.

In 2021, more than 5 women or girls were murdered by a member of their household on average every hour, according to current UNODC and UN Women research. The Report serves as a disturbing reminder of just how widespread violence against women as well as girls is worldwide. Samoa’s efforts to stop domestic abuse of children and violence against women as well as girls frequently fall short of addressing the root causes, such as actions that sustain Power and Control as well as the Cycle of Violence. The use of incorrectly applied cultural as well as religious concepts to defend gender-based domestic & intimate partner abuse is another myth that underlies widely held beliefs.


1. When did Mele Segisolo Lapana die?

Ans. December 24, 2022

2. What is the occupation of Mele Segisolo Lapana?

Ans. Police Officer

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