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Results for Nuku'alofa Supreme Court

Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelikupa Maile (34) was sentenced today to 30-months imprisonment for possession of a substantial amount of methamphetamines and some cannabis, seized in a vehicle by Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Angilau Palanite received a fully suspended sentence for possession of 0.12 gram of methamphetamine seized at Puke on September 14, 2020. Police received information that he was driving around selling illicit drugs. The defendant admitted his hopelessness of the life he was leading in drugs.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men found guilty of possession of methamphetamines seized at Ngele'ia at a place that was dealing in drugs. They will be sentenced on June 2.
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Monday 10 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Epuefi Laimani was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment for possession of 5.15gms of methamphetamine, 3.59gms of cannabis, while offering cash as bribes to a police officer. The court found that he intended to sell the illicit drugs.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ana Toe‘umu Latu was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 17-months imprisonment for obtaining about $20,000 by false pretences from three people by selling the same car. “Fraud is a cynical crime; it takes people's hard earned money easily from them and humiliates, causing financial hardship in turn to others who were trusting," said the judge, who also considered that she had pleaded guilty early.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Woody Kalekale (52) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, which was fully suspended on conditions.
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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paletili Afu (37) was sentenced to four and a half-years imprisonment for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, seized at two different locations in Tongatapu. The final 18-months of the head sentence was suspended.
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Friday 30 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Salesi Fa’aoa (a.k.a. Mahelofa Tuputau) was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment for possession of 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and 22 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition, seized by Tonga Police after receiving information that he was selling illicit drugs from his car.
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Thursday 29 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 46-year-old man was found guilty at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on two counts of serious indecent assaulting a teenager in 2020.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 62-year-old repeat sexual offender was sentenced to eight-years and nine-months imprisonment for rape and other counts of carnal knowledge of a young person. He is a dangerous offender, revealed a pre-sentence sentence at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 27 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Paletu’a (41) was sentenced to two-years and two-months imprisonment for possession of 3.16 grams of methamphetamine, at 'Umusi in 2020. He admitted to being a substance abuser. The court noted that at the time of the offending, the statutory maximum penalty for possession of methamphetamine was a fine of $1 million or 30-years' imprisonment or both.
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Saturday 24 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matini Poafa (18) received a suspended prison sentence for causing serious bodily harm to another student whom he punched, fracturing his lower jaw, while he was asleep in a bus last year.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Simione Ikahihifo (55) was sentenced to seven-years and six-months imprisonment for dangerous driving causing the death of 'Aisea Kaifa (66) on Hihifo Road at Sia'atoutai in August 2020. The judge said that In 2015 Tonga increased its maximum sentence to 15 years imprisonment for drunk driving causing death, as a deterrent, so that lives might be saved.
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Friday 9 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malia Selupe (32) was sentenced today to three-years imprisonment for obtaining by false pretences around $59,950 pa’anga from customers, at her car dealer company in Longolongo.
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Thursday 8 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siolosi Hu’akau (21) who was convicted of dangerous driving causing the death of a woman on the road in Talafo’ou, was sentenced to three-years imprisonment. He suffers from physical and mental handicaps and it was extremely regrettable that he was even allowed to drive a vehicle in the first place, said the Lord Chief Justice today.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Soane (57) was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment after being convicted of uttering counterfeit currency, which amounted to $500 pa’anga at different venues in December 2019. The offending was driven entirely by greed.
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Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Salesi Fa’aoa was found guilty on possession of 0.3 gram of methamphetamine seized in his vehicle on Vuna Road last year. He will be sentenced on April 30, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 17 March 2021

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
The recently appointed Governor of Ha’apai, Viliami Manuopangai Hingano (46) was found guilty today of unlawful possession of 198kg of turtle meat, confiscated in a cargo onboard the MV 'Otuanga'ofa ferry last year. The Supreme Court judge did not believe the former Member of Parliament’s evidence that he did not know the requirement of the law. “Ignorance of the law is not a defence to any offence.”
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Monday 15 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Fifita (39) was today sentenced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, to nine-months imprisonment for possession of 0.16 gram of methamphetamine. The sentence was fully suspended, on conditions, due to his clean record,
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Thursday 11 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malia Selupe (32) will be sentenced on April 9 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on five counts of obtaining by false pretences around $59,000 pa’anga from customers at her car dealer company in Longolongo.
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