New Zealand and Tonga Police have confirmed there is a connection between the Tongan male charged in relation to the cannabis bust in Tongatapu and the alleged methamphetamine scam that saw three Tongan men charged in Auckland. The men were named in court appearances this week.
From the Courts
Three former FIFA executive committee members banned in a World Cup bidding scandal, including Tonga’s ‘Ahongalu Fusimalohi, will have their appeals heard no sooner than October, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. Meanwhile, Fusimalohi has become a Special Adviser to the Tongan Prime Minister and he was named by TASA as its Chef de Mission for the London Olympic Games next year.
A Second Tonga Court of Appeal Session for 2011 is to be held in the last week of September and will hear over 10 appeals, including the Crown’s appeal against sentences imposed in the Ashika trial.
Vatulele Tuputupu (43) from Niutoua was charged with manslaughter by negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of a female passenger in an accident on Taufa’ahau Road at Lapaha on August 1.
A 43-year-old man a civil servant from Niutoua has been charged with manslaughter by negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol in a government car, over the death of a female passenger at Lapaha on August 1.
Two Tongans have been charged with grievous bodily harm for injuries inflicted on two Asian men at Tungua in Ha’apai on July 13.
A 36-year-old man who broke into a home in Kolofo’ou and stole a mobile phone and assaulted a woman was sentenced to three years at Hu’atolitoli Prison at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa, on July 21.
A 19-year-old woman living at Ha’asini in Tongatapu who pleaded guilty to four counts of indecently assaulting a boy, received an 18 months suspended sentence at the Supreme Court today, July 21.
A Matahau mother of nine children received a three years suspended jail sentence this afternoon July 19, and was disqualified from driving for six years, on a conviction for manslaughter by negligence for running over a sleeping man on a road at Fatai in 2009.
A 23 year old man died in an altercation on Vuna Road, Nuku’alofa at 10 pm on Saturday July 9 and a private security guard has been charged with his murder.