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Tuesday 10 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Moala aka Kenny [51] from Tokomololo was sentenced to four-years and nine-months imprisonment for possession of 25 grams of methamphetamine. $16,000 in drug proceeds was forfeited to the Crown.
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Monday 9 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal has acquitted Lord Tu'ivakano on two charges of making a false statement to obtain a Tongan passport and perjury, after quashing the convictions in a 22-pages written judgment released in Nuku'alofa on Friday.
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Thursday 5 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men will be tried at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on a charge relating to the seizure of just over 2.1 kg of methamphatamine last year. Police allege that the haul had a street value in Tonga of just over $2 million pa'anga.
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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 4 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Likamani Fa’aoso was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment for possession of 165.37 grams of cannabis, at a police checkpoint in Tofoa during a routine COVID-19 inspection.
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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 3 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nasif Naushad Ali (55) a Fijian citizen, who currently holds a Tongan residency permit, was jailed for possession of illicit drugs, including methamphetamine seized from his home in Kolofo'ou.
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Friday 30 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After completing eight and a half-years as a Supreme Court Judge of Tonga, Hon. Mr Justice Charles Cato was appointed as a King’s Counsel, during a formal but heartwarming farewell in Nuku'alofa today. By Linny Folau.
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Monday 26 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An assault case was remitted back for trial at the Magistrate's Court, after the Lord Chief Justice quashed a decision by a Senior Magistrate to withdraw the charge. This was an appeal by the Crown in a case, Police vs Lose Hansen (respondent) who was charged with common assault.
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Saturday 24 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The tragic death of a local businessman, Tausinga Taumoefolau (46), in December 2019 was caused by the drunken driving of a criminal psychiatric patient, who was released because the Vaiola Hospital Psychiatric Ward was overloaded. “This case is an extremely tragic illustration and reminder of the effects on individuals and the community at large when this aspect of public health is not adequately resourced,” Lord Chief Justice M. H. Whitten QC observed yesterday, 23 October, in sentencing the offender, Lemoto Lemeki Manu (34).
Friday 23 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongamoa Kakau (32) was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment for serious indecent assault committed on a 21-year-old woman in the early morning hours, at her home in Tongatapu. “ I have no doubt that this offending was caused by him drinking himself into a stupor,” said the judge.
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Thursday 22 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by Lord Tu'ivakano against his conviction is now awaiting judgment from Tonga's Court of Appeal.
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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who caused the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) by stomping on his head outside the Tali‘eva Bar in the Nuku'alofa CBD in 2019 were sentenced to imprisonment today, October 21.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven men, including four teenagers, have been jailed for charges that included jointly cultivating 2665 cannabis plants (99.6 kgs) at a tax allotment in Holonga, Vava’u.
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Tuesday 13 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Harris Satini (43) was found guilty at the Supreme Court last week for possession of 1.32 grams methamphetamine at Vaini.
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Tuesday 13 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Valikoula (57) was sentenced today to five-years three-months imprisonment for receiving stolen Tongan properties valued at $19,400 pa’anga and encouraging another to steal $17,000 worth of kava plants. The judge said it was despicable the offender had exploited another man to his own advantage.
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Monday 12 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Tupou Tonga (24) received a suspended sentence at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court for serious housebreaking and theft of goods worth $4,200 pa’anga in 2019.
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Friday 9 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven men have pleaded guilty to charges that included jointly cultivating 2665 cannabis plants [99.6 kgs] at a tax allotment in Holonga, Vava’u.
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Friday 9 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was convicted at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court for indecent assault and sexual domestic violence of a young girl in Tongatapu. He is detained in police custody for sentencing on October 29.
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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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