Lord Lasike was acquitted this morning on a charge of illegal possession of ammunitions without a license, after his appeal against his conviction was allowed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal.
An appeal by Lord Lasike against his conviction on illegal possession of ammunitions without a license was heard today at Tonga’s second Court of Appeal session and a judgement will be delivered on Friday, October 12.
King Tupou VI has revoked Lord Lasike’s appointment as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga and he is no longer a member of parliament.
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, scheduled to be heard today, July 17, in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, has been postponed until Thursday July 19.
Lord Lasike (55), the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, was convicted of an indictable offence in the Supreme Court, Nuku’alofa, this morning, July 9, after Chief Justice Michael Dishington Scott rejected the testimony of the accused.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly awaits judgement on one charge of possession of ammunitions without a licence, that will be delivered on Monday, July 9 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly appeared in the Supreme Court at Nuku’alofa, this morning for the start of his trial on one charge of possession of ammunition without a licence, a charge he denies.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly will appear for trial on one charge of unlawful possession of ammunition on Thursday, July 5 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
Four Tongan Lords, including the current Speaker of Parliament, a former Speaker of Parliament, a current Noble’s Representative to Parliament and a Law Lord each have pending court cases in Tonga’s courts, after being charged with offences ranging from illicit drugs to illegal possession of firearms, ammunitions, and perjury.
The Speaker of the House, Lord Lasike, will tried from July 4-6 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa, before the Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishingon Scott and a jury.