Trial opens for policemen in Vainī manslaughter

    PHOTO: Īnoke Pepa of Vainī died in November 2012. Photo/Supplied

    Two Tongan police officers charged with manslaughter with an alternative count of grievous bodily harm went on trial last week at the Supreme Court in Nukuʻalofa after ʻĪnoke Pepa, 20, of Vainī died in November 2012.

    The Director of Public Prosecutions ‘Aminiasi Kefu believes Pepa died from head injuries after he was allegedly assaulted by Police Officers Samisoni Tāufa, 32, and Sōsefo Masalu, 27.

    The trial before Mr Justice Cato continues this week.

     

     

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    1. Kuo kamata ʻa hono fakamaauʻi ʻi he Fakamaauʻanga Lahi ʻi Nukuʻalofá ha ongo ʻōfisa polisi ki he tāmate tangata mo fakatupu ha lavea lahi ki he sinó ʻi he uike kuo ʻosí hili e mate ʻa ʻĪnoke Pepa taʻu 20 ʻo Vainií ʻi Nōvema 2012.

      ʻOku tui ʻa e Talēkita Faifakaʻilo ʻo e Kakaí, ʻĀminiasi Kefu naʻe mate ʻa Pepá tupu mei ha lavea hono ʻulú mei hano ʻohofi tokua ʻe he ongo ʻōfisa polisi ko Samisoni Tāufa taʻu 32 mo Sōsefo Masalu taʻu 27.

      ʻOku hoko atu pe ʻa hono fakamaauʻi ʻo e hopó he uiké ni ʻe Fakamaau Lahi Charles Cato.

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