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Thursday 4 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Asaeli Teulilo (32) is serving eight months imprisonment for possessing 1.3 grams of cocaine and 0.1 gram of cannabis. The Lord Chief Justice warned that harsher penalties are expected on any offences committed after November 26, 2020, involving more than 0.25 grams of a Class A drug, because they are deemed as supply.
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Wednesday 3 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ue’ikaetau Tapa’atoutai was sentenced to six-months imprisonment for possession of 0.08 grams of methamphetamine and 0.43 grams of cannabis. This was fully suspended on conditions.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosifa Fotu (37) is serving an imprisonment sentence of two-years and three-months for possession of 25.5 grams of methamphetamine seized, at Fou’i last year.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Similati Tupou was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.01 gram of methamphatamine and 94 blank .22 ammunitions without a license, seized at his home in Pahu.
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Monday 18 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Kalohihea (28) and wife Louena (25) were sentenced to six-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, which was fully suspended, by a Supreme Court judge who urged Tonga Police to catch the main supplier to stop the “scourge of drugs” in the community. “We need to get the person in Tonga who is receiving the drugs from overseas, to stop the spread of drugs,” he said.
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Thursday 5 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ikani Pailate (25) has been jailed for raping a 38-year-old woman in Tongatapu last year.
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Wednesday 7 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Loketi Malie (39) is serving one-year three-months imprisonment for seriously harming a 56-year-old man, whom he hit on the leg with a piece of sandalwood in Futu, ‘Eua.
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Monday 28 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liufau Latu (30) was sentenced last week to three-years three-months imprisonment for causing the death of his passenger Tevita Moa Taufa (27) last year in Fatai, in an early hours crash after a night out in town.
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Friday 31 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 39-year-old former senior loans officer who embezzled from employer, Five Star Finance in 2015 was sentenced to three-years three-months imprisonment on May 31, at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 19 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two male teenagers were sentenced to seven and eight-years imprisonment each for violently raping a woman who lived alone, in a deterrent sentence by a Supreme Court judge who said this is to protect women against predatory sexual home invasions. The perpetrators were involved in drugs and alcohol.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Fakalelei Valuvalu Manu received one-year six-months suspended prison sentence for serious arson, when fuelled by alcohol and anger he set fire to a house, which he occupied with his family in June 2018.
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Friday 7 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sami Likiliki Fisilau (52) was sentenced to two and a half-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to serious bodily harm and domestic violence committed on his 44-year-old wife in Vaini last year. “Domestic issues are no justification or excuse for violence and domestic abuse will be met with firm penalties," Mr Justice Cato told him.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Georgian nationals who pleaded guilty to knowingly dealing with forged documents, after entering Tonga on stolen Greek passports, were each given two-years suspended prison sentences, and ordered to pay $1,000 pa'anga each to the Supreme Court today. They are ordered to leave Tonga within two weeks, ordered a Supreme Court judge in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Police Constable Fatai Faletau (36) who was convicted of assaulting Kali Fungavaka in 2012, was sentenced today to eight months imprisonment.
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