Laionosi Taufahema’s accused murderer pleads guilty in court

A husband from Navutoka accused of murdering his wife pleaded guilty while he appeared for the first time at a court in Tonga on Tuesday last week.

Lokoua Taufahema, aged 43, pleaded guilty over the death of  his wife Halaevalu Laionosi Sau’iafaa Taumoe’anga Taufahema after the injured woman died in Vaiola Hospital in December 27, 2014.

A post modem examination suggested Halaevalu died after her body was doused with boiling cooking oil sometimes in December 26, 2014 before she was rushed to hospital by relatives. Police alleged Lokoua scalded his wife with the hot-boiling cooking oil while she was asleep.

Lokoua pleaded guilty to his charge for manslaughter but he declared a not-guilty plea for his charge of murdering the victim.

He was remanded in Police custody to reappear in court on March, 27.

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  1. Kuo tali halaia ‘i ha fakamaau’anga ‘i Tonga ha hūsepāniti mei Navutoka taʻu 43 ki he tāmateʻi ʻa hono uaifí ʻa ia ko ʻene fuofua hā ʻeni ʻa e fakaʻiloá he Tūsite uike kuo ʻosí.

    Ne tali halaia ʻa Lokoua Taufahema ki he hia tāmate tangata ʻo tukuakiʻi naʻá ne tāmateʻi ʻa hono uaifí, Halaevalu Loionosi Sauʻiafaa Taumoeʻanga Taufahema ʻi he ʻaho 27 Tisema 2014.

    ʻI hano sivi ʻo e sino ʻo e pekia ʻe he kau mataotao ki he sinoo ne nau tukuakiʻi ne ne tupu ʻene pekiá mei ha ngaahi kafo lalahi hono sinó koeʻuhi ko hano huaʻi ai ha lolo ngaohi kai ka kuo lililili.

    Kuo tukuakiʻi ʻa Lokoua ki heʻene huaʻi ʻa e lolo velá ni he sino ʻo e pekia lolotonga haʻane maaʻumohe ʻi Tisema ʻaho 26.

    Ne leleakiʻi ai ʻa e pekia ki Falemahaki Vaiola ʻe hano kāinga.

    Naʻe ta mo e tikite ʻa Lokoua ki he hia ko e fakapoongi hono hoá ka ne tali tonuhia ia ki ai.

    Kuo kei tauhi pe ʻe he kau polisí ʻa e fakaʻiloá ni ʻo tatali ai ki haʻane toe ha ʻi he fakamaauʻangá ʻi he ʻaho 27 ʻo e māhina ní.

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