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Thursday 28 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rodney Toki (28) who is currently serving a lengthy jail term for a string of armed robberies, at Chinese-run shops in Tonga, has been sentenced to five-years and four-months imprisonment for other offences in a crime spree that spanned from late July until the end of August 2021.
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Monday 29 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ana Katokalala Siale (38) who is currently serving time in Hu'atolitoli Prison was sentenced to serve an additional six-months imprisonment for the housebreaking and theft of $10,650 pa'anga worth of Tongan handicrafts in 2020. She is currently serving two-years six-months imprisonment for two previous convictions of similar offences.
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Monday 20 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-year-old male prisoner was arrested with methamphetamine at the Hu’atolitoli Prison compound.
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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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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prisoner and prolific offender Heamani Lopeti will continue to serve his 10-years imprisonment, after his appeal against conviction and sentence for armed robbery and serious bodily harm was dismissed.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainikolo Selu, a serving prisoner, was sentenced to an additonal two-years 10-months imprisonment, after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, which he smuggled into Hu'atolitoli Prison in November last year.
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Friday 15 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti was found guilty of armed robbery and serious bodily harm when he assaulted a warden’s son with a machete, during an armed robbery at a home in Hu’atolitoli Prison in 2014.
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Monday 29 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police confiscated a branch of cannabis with leaves, found with a Prisoner at Hu’atolitoli Prison on January 17.
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Thursday 21 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old male prisoner has been charged with possession of an illicit drug, cannabis on December 14.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amoni Fifita was re-captured by Tonga Police on Monday, June 5 after escaping from custody at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa last month, 8 May.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24-year-old male prisoner remains hospitalized after he was found seriously injured on a road in a bush area, outside a prison compound in ‘Eua on 29 April. 'Eua Police allege he escaped.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male prisoner who was reported missing during a head count at Sainai Prison in ‘Eua on Saturday, 29 April remains hospitalized after he was found seriously injured on a road in a bush area, outside the prison compound.
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Friday 25 November 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted for murder in Tonga, was handed over to three U.S Marshalls in American Samoa earlier this week and escorted to Honolulu to appear at a Federal Court.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Escaped prisoner Heamani Lopeti (41) was captured last night Monday, 18 April inside an empty house in Popua.
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Monday 17 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested after a prison warden's son was attacked with a machete during a robbery inside a warden's home at the Hu‘atolitoli Prison compound in Vaini on Sunday November 9.
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