One of the four male suspects, charged in relation to the armed hold up at the Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road on January 6, has been charged with six counts, including attempted murder and causing grevious bodily harm.
From the Courts
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Parliament, turned-up today at the Supreme Court for arraignment on one count of unlawful possession of ammunition but his case was adjourned to Friday, January 27.
Vatulele Tuputupu (40) from Niutoua, pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter by negligence while driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of ‘Ana Toki (47) a passenger, in a car accident at Lapaha on August 1, 2011.
A 30-year-old former police officer was sentenced to two years imprisonment for charges of fraudulent conversion when he stole a total of $2,200 pa’anga from the exhibit room at the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station.
LORD Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Parliament was apprehended by police after his arrival at Fua’amotu International Airport today January 19.
Justice Robert Shuster has refused an application filed by Lord Lasike’s counsel seeking to set aside his warrant of arrest filed at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa on January 17.
Justice Robert Shuster convicted a 48-year-old father from Ha’ateiho on charges of incest and indecent assault on the offender’s two daughters in 2008 in Tongatapu.
Lord Tu’ilakepa, a former Speaker and a current Vava’u Nobles’ Representative to the Tonga Legislature, appeared at the Magistrate’s Court today, January 16, on charges of illegal possession of firearms, ammunitions and an illicit drug.
Sione Talia’uli (31) of Popua was sentenced on May 21 to life imprisonment for the murder of his four-year-old-son Tutei Talia’uli whom he repeatedly assaulted at Popua, in September last year.
Slide photographs of holes and advanced rusting on various parts of the MV Princess Ashika were shown to the jury in the Supreme Court, Nuku’alofa yesterday, February 16, the third day of the one-month trial.