Five months after the death of Kali Fungavaka, who was injured while in police custody, the Preliminary Inquiry of five Tongan police officers and one civilian who are charged with manslaughter will be held on February 25-27, at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court.
Two very high-ranking Tongan police officers are under an investigation into allegations that 33 convictions of Tongan citizens were ordered to be “wiped” from police records over several years, under an unwritten policy that was tacitly approved by a former and now deceased Minister of Police.
Tonga’s Solicitor General, ‘Aminiasi Kefu, said today that the Crown was dropping drugs charges against Lord Tu’ilakepa because of the complexity of the case, and also because key evidence gathered from telephone interceptions was done outside of the Tongan law.
Six accused men, including five police officers, who are charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of New Zealand Police Officer Kali Fungavaka, had their case adjourned to November 2 after appearing before a Magistrate in Nuku’alofa this morning.
A new constitution for the establishment of a new Tonga Rugby Union Inc. was unanimously adopted in a special meeting of the Tonga Rugby Football Union TRFU on Saturday 28 April.