Results for Police and Crime
THE body of a ship’s engineer, Vai Vuetibula Pogiono (24), from Ono i Lau, Fiji, has been identified after being found washed up on the western foreshore of Queen Salote Wharf on Saturday morning, February 9.
THE body of an unidentified man was found washed up on the western foreshore of Queen Salote Wharf on Saturday morning, February 9.
SEFANAIA Palelei of Halaleva has been identified as the shooter in the killing of Nuku’alofa businesswoman Mosimani Helu (50) at her home in Kolofo’ou yesterday, January 21.
Palelei killed himself with the same gun, thought by witnesses to be a .22 rifle.
FOURTEEN days after the shooting of Tofoa shopkeeper Ying Jin (54) on October 26, the gunman is still at large.
TANIELA Likio 39, of Manuka was sentenced to seven years imprisonment this morning by Chief Justice Anthony Ford for the crimes of rape, indecent assault and housebreaking.
AFTER the Tongan Cabinet extended the Emergency Powers for another 30 days, effective from Friday, February 16, the Tonga Defence Services has removed all their check points from the central Nuku’alofa area.
THE four People’s Representatives, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, ‘Isileli Pulu, William Clive Edwards and Lepolo Taunisila, who have been charged with sedition and other counts will appear for their Preliminary Inquiry hearings during the last week of March.
THE Tonga Defence Services TDS has issued a public warning that they will use “lethal force (force causing death)” to apprehend anyone who uses weapons such as axes, knives and firearms to threaten the safety of the public.
POLICE Magistrate Samiu Palu this morning adjourned again the court appearance of ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Tu’i Uata and Semisi Sika to Friday Febuary 9.
THE Tongan police have taken into custody two people who have been charged with sedition and other charges relating to the destruction of the Nuku’alofa Business District on November 16.
OFFICERS of the New Zealand Police will remain in Tonga until March this year, taking part in the criminal investigation into the destruction of the Nuku’alofa business district on November 16, 2006.