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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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Thursday 18 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pousima Fehoko (27) was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment with parts suspended for possession of illicit drugs, including 1.07 grams of methamphetamine and 27.81 grams of cannabis.
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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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Monday 8 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siutaka Siua (29) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for serious causing bodily harm when he stabbed a 20-year-old man on his thigh at Ma’ufanga.
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Monday 8 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Venasio Hau (32) was sentenced to four-years and six-months imprisonment, partially suspended, for possession of 27.76 grams of methamphetamine, while his two co-accused received suspended sentences. The illicit drugs were seized after Police received information of it being sold at a residence in Ma'ufanga.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Pese (40) was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for dangerous driving causing the death of his passenger who was asleep in the open back of a truck, when it crashed in Vava'u.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consistent drug re-offender, Sione ‘Ala (26) was sentenced two-years five-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs including methamphetamine, in two separate offences, involving vehicles in Nuku’alofa. 
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Saturday 9 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akimeta Tu’utafaiva (40) was jailed for causing serious bodily harm in a drunken violent outburst at Kolofo'ou, when he injured his 20-year-old nephew, causing a permanent disability on his left index finger. The judge said that it was unclear why the full extent of the dangerous and violent outburst, apparently involving attacks on property and an attempt to injure another with the machete, was not fully indicted.
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Friday 8 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Katoa (29) was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment with parts suspended for numerous charges that included possession of illicit drugs, namely 0.65 grams of methamphetamine at Veitongo.
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Friday 8 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heneli Manuofetoa (42) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for charges, including possession of 0.78 grams of methamphetamine seized inside his vehicle, after Police received information that he was selling illicit drugs in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 7 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liuaki Fainu (23) who was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment, for dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm to a police officer in Vava’u had his sentence fully suspended on conditions. The officer who suffered a broken leg, in December 2022, awaits bone reconstruction experts from Australia next month who will operate to re-connect his fractured femur.
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Friday 3 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aleki Tamale was jailed for serious causing bodily harm, when he hit his wife on the head with an iron, leaving her with laceration to her scalp, after he became drunk and violent at his home at Tokomololo in March this year.
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Thursday 2 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Habitual property offender, Siaosi ‘Ulukivaiola (25) a prisoner, got more jail time for breaking into the Ministry of Revenue office and stealing laptops and other property worth $34,650. His two co-offenders who received the stolen property were also sentenced to jail, with one sentence suspended.
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Tuesday 31 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelikupa Maile (37) was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment for convictions on numerous charges, including serious housebreaking and theft of goods valued at $11,523 pa’anga from a house at Kahana Lagoon in Halaleva.
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Tuesday 24 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kali Malupo (57) who was convicted of grievous bodily harm, when he struck a 24-year-old man on the head using a machete at Manuka on eastern Tongatapu, was sentenced to six and a half-years imprisonment, while his two sons received a lesser jail sentence for common assault in a group attack on the victim. The judge said their attacks “revealed levels of anger and violence going far beyond...argument of self-defence.” For Kali “the clear intention was to kill Filihai Li.”
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Monday 16 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seinivunga Lafo’ou (30) was sentenced to 20-months imprisonment, partially suspended, for forgery and theft of around $34,000 from her employer, National Rugby League Tonga, taken from a bank account in 46 systematic unauthorised withdrawals over 13-months. She tried to frame her co-worker for the theft. The funds stolen were a grant from the Government of Australia for the development of NRL in Tonga.
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Friday 6 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fokikovi Lauaki (28) was jailed for stealing $144,660 from Luna'eva Enterprises Limited in 2022. She diverted the company's funds into her own bank account and another bank account. “That she did this after being dismissed shows a particularly brazen character and one determined to cheat,” said the judge.
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Thursday 5 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Andrew Motuliki (28) was sentenced to seven and a half-years imprisonment for supplying cocaine that washed up on beaches in Vava’u in 2021. The court heard that he played a significant role, when he involved others for reward, as he had some understanding of the scale of the operation.
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Thursday 5 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Fanua (48) was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm when he struck another man on the face with a fishing torch causing permanent blindness to his left eye, in a family incident in Ha’apai in 2020.
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Friday 29 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Havea (28) was sentenced to three-years five-months imprisonment for serious housebreaking and the theft of goods valued at $10,118 pa’anga from a shop at Poutaha. ““It is quite obvious from the defendant’s previous convictions that he is a habitual property offender and is a high risk of re-offending,” said the judge.
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