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Results for Hon Mr Justice Laki Niu

Friday 8 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court upheld a conviction imposed on a man in Vava'u who scammed another of $7,000 pa'anga in return for kava.
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Thursday 3 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 74-year-old man of Chinese origin was awarded $12,000 pa'anga in damages by the Supreme Court, for emotional suffering and injuries suffered, after being assaulted by his son-in-law in 2016.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal against a Magistrate decision, which granted a bail variation to the Minister for Justice Hon Vuna Fa’otusia allowing him to travel outside of Tonga, was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge after finding the appeal was misconceived and had no merit.
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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reckless impatient driver caused the death of a child by overtaking and travelling at a speed through Tatakamotonga village in a vehicle that he knew had faulty brakes, The 28-year-old man was sentenced to two years six months imprisonment, which was fully suspended by the judge, who urged drivers to exercise more care and attention, “and most importantly restraint and patience,” with so many vehicles are on Tonga's roads.
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Thursday 22 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Saimone Vaka (36), a prisoner, was acquitted of seven counts, including three of sodomy alleged to have been committed on a 19-year-old cell mate, after a Judge found that a confession had been beaten out of him by prison officers at Hu'atolitoli.
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Wednesday 17 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man from Matangiake who went into Tonga College grounds carrying an unloaded airgun, after firing it at a bush area to scare students in an incident last year, was fined a total of $1000 by a Supreme Court judge in Nuku'alofa today.
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Thursday 27 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malia Kolokiloloma Fanua was found guilty of six counts, that included forging her exam results in order to get further funding from Tonga Police, while studying for a Bachelor of Arts, at the University of the South Pacific Tonga campus, including forging her marks for the subject of “Legal Ethics”.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal filed by Tonga National Rugby League’s Board of Directors against their dismissal by a Supreme Court judge last year is expected to be heard in April. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 20 December 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 42-year-old man, who was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court in October for stealing a generator, had his sentence quashed after his appeal to the Supreme Court was allowed.
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Monday 12 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 34-year-old taxi driver was acquitted of raping a 27-year-old mother after taking her to a bush area in Tokomololo in October last year.
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