King Faipopo: 'I'm at the Samoa Police Station'
By Loabay Admin1, Feb 8 2019 08:43AM
Samoa-based media platform, Samoa Global News, reported this afternoon that Malele Paulo, known publicly as King Faipopo, was arrested earlier this afternoon by police, while in Samoa for his mother's funeral.
Paulo has gained a very large following in recent years over his social media videos and posts accusing Samoa Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, of assassination amongst several other accusations.
Speaking from the Police Station in Apia, on a live-video on his Facebook page, a somewhat mellowed Paulo urged his followers to pay due respect to authority and let 'the police carry out their duties'.
Samoa Global News in their report mentioned that Paulo's legal representative, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, stated that King Faipopo has been arrested and detained on two holding charges.
According to the report, Unasa explained that King Faipopo "came to Apia to take his mom’s body from Sefo’s funeral parlour, but police arrested him from Digicel while trying to get a local sim card.”