The newborn baby found abandoned on a roadside in Fasimoeafi Sunday 9 has been given a name and is now being taken care of by Hon. Lupepau’u and her husband ‘Epeli Taione, Police have confirmed this to Kaniva News this morning.
The baby boy has been named as Reggie Kite-ʻI- Māhina.
Police have yet to find the mother of the baby but they agreed to allow the Taione to look after the boy after they received a request from them.
Deputy Police Commissioner Satote Tonga said the Taiones are processing their request through the Supreme Court in Nukuʻalofa before they would be given the legal right to adopt the child.
The baby was found abandoned by Māhina Fekite in Fasimoeafi, a residence belonged to Hon. Lupepauʻu’s father, Lord Tuita.
Hon. Lupepauʻu is King Tupou VI’s niece, and the eldest daughter of Princess Pilolevu Tuita.