Five men charged with conspiring to commit robbery in regards to the armed hold up and robbery of thousands of pa’anga from the Westpac Bank of Tonga branch at Ma’ufanga on September 5, are further remanded in police custody.
From the Courts
A 22-year-old man residing at Ha’ato’u in Pangai, Ha’apai has been charged with murder in relation to death of a 36-year old man during a drinking party at Ha’atou, on Saturday September 3.
Tevita Kelepi of Nukunuku, a sufferer of mental retardation, pleaded guilty this morning to manslaughter over the death of his 18-year-old brother whom he hit with an axe on the head in 2004.
Five men appeared at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa today, September 12 charged with conspiring to commit robbery in relation to the armed hold-up and robbery of thousands of pa’anga from the Westpac Bank of Tonga branch at Ma’ufanga on September 5.
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a-Lavaka as the Prince Regent has approved the appointment of two men to the positions of Interim Lord Chancellor and Interim Attorney General.
A 42-year-old man from Nukunuku in Tongatapu was found guilty on three counts of sodomy, indecent assault and attempted indecent assault of a 13-year-old boy, in an incident that occurred in July last year after the offender grabbed the boy who was walking home.
The family of ‘Akau’ola, the Special Adviser to the Tongan Prime Minister, were evacuated under police supervision from a private property on Hala Tupoulahi on Friday afternoon, 26 August, after defying a court order to leave.
A 28-year-old Folaha man was found guilty of raping a 23-year-old woman whom he knew was mentally unstable, at Longoteme on August 30, 2009.
The Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Lasike will appear at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa on September 30 on a charge of the unlawful possession of ammunition, .22 rifle bullets.
Three young men were sentenced to six years imprisonment each for the manslaughter of a 23-year-old man killed in a drinking party at Talafo’ou in 2009, in what was described as a horrific crime.