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.
From the Courts
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.
A Tongan police officer and five other persons, who were arrested and charged in a drug bust that seized 6.5 kilos of controlled chemicals used for production of methamphetamine, were granted bail upon conditions today, July 8.
Jailed brothel keeper, Liu Lirong, has applied for bail pending her appeal against both her conviction and sentence.
Penisimani Angilau (37) was sentenced to six years imprisonment by Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishington Scott on Monday, June 13, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
A ten years prison sentence was imposed on a 31-year-old man from Fatai in Tongatapu for abetment to armed robbery committed at the Tu’imatamoana Wharf in May 2010 but his co-offender is still on the run.
The pending court case against Lord Tu’ilakepa who faces six illicit drugs and illegal firearms and ammunitions offences is adjourned to September 19, to fix a date for a Preliminary Inquiry to begin at the Magistrates Court in Nuku’alofa.
A 19-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to four counts of indecently assaulting a minor, a boy aged 11, committed in February this year at Ha’asini, in Tongatapu.