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Results for Nuku'alofa Supreme Court

Monday 21 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalatoni Kaufusi (59) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possession of 0.12 grams of methamphetamine, seized by Tonga Police who received information that he was selling the illicit drug at Fanga.
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Friday 18 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sesilia Uaisele (29) was sentenced to three-months imprisonment for possession of 0.02 grams of methamphetamine, seized in a vehicle at a bus station in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 16 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fale’one Sitiveni Hafoka (23) was sentenced to one-year eight-months imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm to a 20-year-old victim, whom he injured with a coward's punch to the face, breaking his jaw. He underwent surgery to have his teeth removed and his jaws aligned with wire.
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Wednesday 16 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toakase Kau (31) was sentenced to six-months imprisonment for possession of 0.92 grams of methamphetamine and 0.94 grams of cannabis. The illicit drugs were seized in car where she was a passenger.
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Monday 14 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Atapani Pangi was found guilty of possessing 183.3 grams of cannabis, while co-accused Manu Huni was convicted of permitting the use of his house at Fo'ui for this offence in 2020.
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Monday 14 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Tukitoa (47) was sentenced to three-years six-months imprisonment for committing indecent assault on a child under the age of 12. “The protection of young children deserves nothing less,” said the Supreme Court judge.
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Friday 11 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soape Ta’e’iloa Koka (52) was sentenced to two-years nine-months imprisonment for discharging a firearm with the intent to intimidate a woman, who was in her car with her 14-year-old daughter at Vaini. The judge then recommended that the defendant's gun be seized and destroyed, and that he never be allowed to hold a certificate for ammunition or firearms ever again.
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Thursday 10 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Malolo (45) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possessing 62.05 grams of cannabis and utensils seized at his home in Tatakamotonga, in 2020. Under an amendment to the Illicit Drugs Act, now drugs over seven grams must be sentenced as supply.
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Friday 4 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Cabinet Minister 'Akosita Lavulavu (36) and her husband 'Etuate Lavulavu (62) plundered TVET grant funds for themselves in a systemic fraud that a Nuku'alofa Supreme Court judge today called, “an example of the worst sort of dishonesty.”
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kautai Moala (38) and Tevita 'Alatini (37) have been jailed for possession of methamphetamine seized in Ngele'ia on September 3, 2019. “A pre-sentence report made really appalling reading that Moala is identified in the community as a supplier of drugs and uses young boys from the community to run drugs for him,” said the Supreme Court judge.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samisoni Tu’i’onetoa and Sitiveni Pomale Moala have both been jailed for grievous bodily harm on two brothers in an altercation in ‘Utui last year.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kacific, the broadband satellite company that rescued Tonga from its digital darkness in January 2019 when the Tonga cable was cut, is taking legal proceedings to recover a fee of USD$5.76 million it claims is owed by a Tonga government entity, Tonga Satellite Ltd. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Wednesday 2 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matangi Fetu’u’aho (35) was sentenced to 22-months imprisonment for possession of 257.86 grams of cannabis. Tonga police found the defendant packing cannabis at a Fo'ui residence last December.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Faleu Tailoni Mafi was found guilty of serious housebreaking and serious indecent assault committed on a woman, who was asleep at her residence in Tokomololo.
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Tuesday 25 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Faka’osi Katoa (43) was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for possession of methamphatamine and cannabis, seized in two separate incidents in 2019-20.
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Monday 24 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Na’a was sentenced to serve one-month imprisonment for possession of 0.99 grams of cannabis. He is currently serving six-years nine-months imprisonment for grievous bodily harm.
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Monday 24 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repeat drug offender, Pangi Puloka (47) was sentenced to three-years one-month imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, including 6.71 grams methamphetamine, at two separate incidents in 2019-20.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maka Latu (35) was sentenced today to eight-years imprisonment for 16 offences, including possession of 50.22 grams of methamphetamine. In one incident he had resisted arrest and Police shot the tyres of his vehicle. "In my view, those who import, manufacture, distribute or supply illicit drugs are currently one of the greatest threats to the physical, mental and spiritual health of the people of Tonga and its social fabric and cohesion." said the Chief Justice.
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Friday 14 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Tupou received a fully suspended sentence for possession of 0.041gm of methamphetamine. While, ringleader and co-offender was jailed this week for possession of a substantial amount of drugs, seized in their vehicle.
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Friday 14 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wesley Fifita (28) was found guilty with possession of 0.04gm of methamphetamine and 0.66gm of cannabis seized at a home, where drugs were said to have been sold at Pili.
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