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Friday 26 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suliana Fate (21), who was convicted of knocking-out a man with a stick while drunk, before stealing his vehicle in Ma'ufanga, received a suspended jail sentence, together with two other co-accused.
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Wednesday 24 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Siueli Angilau (41) was sentenced to 12-months imprisonment for possession of 0.07 grams of methamphetamine and 9.26 grams of cannabis.
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Monday 22 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Talia'uli Fatongiatau (35) was sentenced today to nine-months imprisonment for offering $235 bribe to a Tonga Police officer and possession of 0.89g of methamphatamine. He is currently serving time in Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea Leka was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment (fully suspended) for possession of 5.23 grams of methamphetamine and 0.72 grams of cannabis, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lelei Vaiangina (54) was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, fully suspended for possession of 0.04 grams of methamphetamine seized outside a vehicle at the Nuku'alofa (Central) Police Station last year.
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Monday 21 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 44-year-old man who was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, including 2.21 grams of methamphatamine, got his sentence fully suspended, and identity suppressed. He was a police informant who assisted in the seizure of other illicit drugs. The Crown counsel denied that there was any agreement for immunity for prosecution in return for the defendant's assistance
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Friday 18 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repeated drug offender Vainikolo Selu has been jailed for two-years nine-months at Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Wednesday 2 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Harris Isbell Satini (45) was sentenced to two-years three-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 1.32 grams of methamphetamine seized at Vaini.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Penisimani Angilau was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.75 grams of methamphetamine seized at Tokomololo. He told the Court he is homeless and was delivering the illicit drug for a friend.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finau Pomale (47) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possession of 0.6 grams of methamphetamine and 8.40 grams of cannabis at Fatai this year. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions.
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Wednesday 4 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ilona Maria Ika (27) was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for the theft of $18,000 pa’anga from a customer’s account at ANZ Bank. Nine withdrawals were made over several months.
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Tuesday 8 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ata Pouono (46) was sentenced today to one-year six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended, for possession of methamphetamine and bribery of a police officer, at Lapaha in 2018. Police seized the methamphetamine hidden inside a diaper in a rubbish bag at the accused's home as well as $1,366 cash found in her wallet.
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Tuesday 1 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mikaele Hoponoa Pahulu (40) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for beating up a 71-year-old patient at the Psychiatric Ward in Vaiola Hospital. The victim, who suffered a severe head injury, remains paralysed and is fed via nasogastric tube.
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Monday 17 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for attempted carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 12 at the Supreme Court. It is the second case of imprisonment last week for sexual offences against a minor.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was sentenced to nine-years imprisonment for rape and indecent assault of a young girl. While, a 22-year-old was jailed for two-years for indecent assault.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 44-year-old man has been jailed for two-years after he was found guilty on two counts of indecent assault of a teenage girl in 2018. "With the possible exception of the relatively recent rise in serious drug related offences, sexual offences, especially against the young are one of the most damaging ills to the moral and legal integrity of any society," said the Chief Justice.
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Thursday 4 June 2020

Dunedin, New Zealand
Two Tongan seasonal workers, who pleaded guilty to abduction and sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection of a 35-year-old woman, were imprisoned in Otago, New Zealand, on June 3.
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Wednesday 27 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who raped his wife was sent to jail for over five years by the Lord Chief Justice, who sent out a clear message that in any civilized society unwanted sexual violence cannot be justified or tolerated. "Marital rape is a common but under-reported crime."
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Friday 13 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fanguna Alalea (33) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for offering a bribe to another police officer to take drugs from the Police exhibit room last July. This was in regards to a case concerning Sione Filipe Jr. “A police officer seeking to corrupt another police officer, is in my view, one of the most disgraceful acts imaginable,” said the Chief Justice.
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Thursday 12 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fainga Lavulo Tengange (32) was sentenced to six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.38 grams of methamphetamine, when arrested in Ngele’ia.
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