A witness this morning at the Preliminary Inquiry into the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka alleged she saw the victim being punched twice by accused police officers in front of the Langafonua Centre opposite Timeout Bar, in central Nuku’alofa.
Some of the police officers who were on duty on the night Kali Fungavaka was arrested and allegedly beaten up in detention, have given their evidence at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court. One witness alleged one of the accused officers stood on his chest while another choked the victim on the neck, as he was being searched inside the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station on the night of August 17, 2012.
The case against two police constables who are charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of ‘Inoke Finau Vala Pepa (20) in Vaini was adjourned to March 11. This is to allow police prosecution to file papers to a magistrate for the case to be submitted to the Supreme Court.
One of three accused Police Constables has been acquitted of manslaughter after police prosecution offered no evidence in relation to the death of ‘Inoke Finau Vala Pepa (20) in Vaini last year.
Three male Police Constables who are each charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a 20-year-old man at Vaini, appeared at the Mu’a Magistrate’s Court this morning and will be released on bail until their next court appearance, on January 14, 2013.
Three Tongan Police Constables have now been charged with manslaughter in regards to the death of 20-year-old ‘Inoke Finau Vala Pepa, after a fight at Vaini early Friday morning, 16 November.
The Preliminary Inquiry of five Tongan police officers and one civilian, who have been charged with manslaughter has been set for February 25-27, at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court.
Six men accused of manslaughter, including five Tongan police officers and one detainee, are expected to appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court this week on Friday, November 2.
A jury found Nakita Folau Tu’itavake (40) guilty of manslaughter at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on February 24, at the conclusion of his trial for murder for the death of Semisi Ma’u (20). Monday, February 28, 2005 - 10:24
Six young men were found guilty at the Supreme Court, Pangai, Ha'apai, on charges relating to the death of a 67-year-old man at Nomuka on 18 April 2003.