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Results for Nuku'alofa Supreme Court

Monday 5 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Luo Wopeng (25) was fined $700 to be paid within a month or face two months in prison for possession of arm (pistol) which is prohibited and ammunition without a license.
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Friday 19 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Seluini Tahilanu (28) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment with some part suspended for embezzlement of $47,521 from her employer, Tonga Power Ltd. in 2022.
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Wednesday 17 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Falakiko ‘Asisi Mafi (43) was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment partially suspended for reckless driving that caused the death of his wife in a road crash in 2023.
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Friday 8 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 12th defendant to be sentenced for being involved in distributing a portion of a salvaged shipment of cocaine washed up in Vava'u in 2021, was sentenced five and a half-years' imprisonment, partially suspended, for engaging in dealings with another person to transfer a Class A illicit drug to Tongatapu.
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Friday 29 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Folauola Kamoto was sentenced to 34-months imprisonment with the final-18-months suspended on conditions for various drug offences that included possession of 2.35 grams of methamphetamine. Her husband Koloa Kamoto was sentenced to 12-months imprisonment.
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Monday 25 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repeat drug offender, Paula Keni Moala (53) was jailed for over seven years for possession of 28.66 grams of methamphetamine and 3.81 grams of cannabis seized by Police, who received information that he was driving around selling illicit drugs in the Nuku’alofa area. The time includes a previous suspended jail sentence that was activated.
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Tuesday 29 August 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Atunaisa Kali (48) was sentenced to two-years and eight-months imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm to his son in law at Popua. He is serving 16-months of his imprisonment sentence, with the remaining suspended on conditions.
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Tuesday 29 August 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neil Taufahema (53) was convicted of discharging a firearm with intent to intimidate his older brother at a home in Navutoka in 2022. He received a fully suspended sentence, on conditions.
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Thursday 27 April 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Matangi Malupo (35) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for serious housebreaking and theft of goods, including Tongan crafts valued at around $11,600 from a home in Ma’ufanga.
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Tuesday 4 April 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight local people in Vava’u were sentenced to between three years to 13.5 years imprisonment for their opportunistic roles in handling blocks of cocaine from a large shipment, found washed up on 'Otualea Beach there in 2021. They were caught in an investigation that started when children at Holeva picked up a brick of cocaine on the beach and handed it in to authorities.
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Friday 24 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Uhila Tu’i (34) was sentenced today to 33-months imprisonment, on charges including carrying a firearm to resist arrest, when he shot at and missed a police officer during the search of a home, at Hala'ovave, Tongatapu, in 2021. The Chief Justice said the accused could have been charged with attempted murder.
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Wednesday 8 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siutaisa To’ia (27) received suspended sentence for 13 counts, including forgery and obtaining money by false pretenses, totalling at $35,000 from her father’s bank account in December 2021 to January 2022, in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 30 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A teenager, Semisi Peleketi Vea was sentenced to three-years eight months imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm to a 20-year-old man using a machete, in 2022.
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Wednesday 25 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Titali To’ia got more jail time when he was sentenced to six-years imprisonment for reckless driving causing the death of Netane Nimo at Veitongo in 2022. The judge said the defendant's offending was serious and “demonstrates a disregard for the law and for the safety of other users of the road.”
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Wednesday 25 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Poni ‘Ahohako (26) was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for charges, that included causing bodily harm to Lord Dalgety and theft in two separate incidents in 2011.
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Saturday 21 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lautaimi Makafilia (31) was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for the serious housebreaking and theft of electronic goods, whose value exceeded $82,000 pa’anga, from Lord's Mobile in Nuku'alofa last year.
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Wednesday 7 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Koionia Latu ‘Ekuasi (32) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for forgery and obtaining over $20,000 pa'anga by false pretences, when she misused money for her sister's wedding. Three other charges related to a separate fake car dealer business scam, where the offending was a planned financial criminal enterprise, orchestrated over a period of at least 15-months and bilked money from three separate victims.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siuta Taufa (25) was sentenced to four-years six-months imprisonment for reckless driving causing the death of his 20-year-old male passenger at Malapo in 2021. He was driving in excessive speed, while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
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Tuesday 25 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solomone Fonokalafi (45) was sentenced to two-years eight-months imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm, when he beat his wife's hands and feet with a hammer, while tying her down at a home in Fo’ui last year. The defendant's actions were cruel and barbaric and have no place in Tongan society or its marriage norms, said the Lord Chief Justice.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Senior Customs Officer, Paula Naitoko (68), was sentenced on 21 October to six-years imprisonment for importing a substantial amount of methamphetamine and firearms, concealed in a box from the United States in 2019.
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