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Results for Nuku'alofa Supreme Court

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emeline Haisila (43) was sentenced today to two-years and three-months imprisonment for possession of 2.43 grams of methamphetamines and utensils. She told the court she was using it to stay awake to weave and earn money for her family.
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Friday 20 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mafi Fatongiatau Fakatene (22) was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm, when he wounded a 25-year-old victim with a machete at Fua'amotu. The court was told that these two men had a long simmering animosity that was punctuated by outbursts of violence.
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Wednesday 18 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former police officer, Joshua Halafihi 'Anitema (31) was sentenced to seven-years imprisonment for raping a teenager, while she was in custody.
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Monday 16 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ake Pasina (36) was sentenced to two and a half-years imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm when he stabbed a complainant twice during brawl, in Ngele’ia in 2021. The Lord Chief Justice also rescinded a previous six-months' suspended sentence and added it to this one, meaning the offender will serve a total of three-years imprisonment.
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Friday 13 May 2022
Fale alea

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government will respect the decisions of the courts on electoral petitions, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, stated today after the Supreme Court voided the election of his Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei this morning. The PM made his statement after the May 16 date set by the Speaker for unseating members, in line with the court decisions, was deferred today “until further notice”.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old man was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for two counts of serious indecent assault of a child under the age of 12 years.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 69-year-old man was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for attempted rape of a 20-year-old woman on Tongatapu in 2021.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prolific thief Sione Katoa who is currently serving a prison sentence was sentenced to 11-months imprisonment for common assault, serious housebreaks and theft of high value electronic goods.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, aged in their 20s, were spared death penalties and, instead, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, after bludgeoning to death the victim, Fanaafi Misifane (35), at Holonga in 2019. A third man was sentenced to eight-years for manslaughter. The death was a tragedy, said the judge. “Mr Misifane was killed on the ground where he lay. Sudden and savage he had no chance at all.”
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Wednesday 4 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five election petitions remain pending at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa. Two are against Cabinet Ministers, including the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei, and the Minister for Finance, Hon. Tatafu Moeaki.
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Monday 2 May 2022
Sione Sangstar Saulala

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Sione Sangster Saulala as the Tongatapu No. 7 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly has been declared void by the Lord Chief Justice, who this morning found that he committed bribery on two occasions, during the November 2021 General Election campaign. After his election Saulala was appointed as the current Minister for Internal Affairs. The Lord Chief Justice said Mr Saulala was an unimpressive witness. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 80-year-old man was sentenced to six-months imprisonment for one count of indecent assault of a young girl under the age of 12. This was fully suspended.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 68-year-old man was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for three counts of serious indecent assault committed on a minor in 2021. The judge said young girls must be protected from sexual assaults and indecencies. He ordered that there should be no publication of any particulars relating to the victim, whereby her name or identity may be revealed.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alamoni Makafilia Ika who is currently serving a 16-years prison sentence for various serious offences, including the shooting at the Veitongo petrol station and armed robberies, was sentenced to 11-months for a 2007 offence.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Faingata’a (24) of Navutoka was fined by the Court $500 for fishing in the Manuka Special Management Area, in a neighbouring village where he was not a resident, in the eastern district of Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three youths aged 19, 21 and 22 years have been sentenced to imprisonment by the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa for raping a young woman in 2020.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Tafuna (39) was acquitted on four counts that included possession of 6.78 grams of methamphetamine and permitting the use of his house in Sopu for drug dealing, after it was not proven beyond reasonable doubt at the Supreme Court.
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Friday 4 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women, including a 41-year-old police officer, were found guilty on a joint charge of advertising a pyramid scheme, where people who invested money did not receive the return promised. They will be sentenced on May 3 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 4 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old man was acquitted on two charges of serious indecent assault on a teenager committed in Tongatapu in 2021. The judge did not believe the evidence of the complainant.
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Tuesday 1 February 2022

Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Motesio Vaioleti (33), who knew he was driving with faulty brakes with his children in the vehicle, and crashed into another vehicle, was fined $300 pa’anga. Mr Justice Niu “This offence is serious,” said the Judge who recommended that the Legislature heavier penalties be legislated for this offence, because there are many vehicles on the road, “we should not wait until a life is lost,” he said.
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