Three prison escapees in Ha’apai caught; faced charges over house breaking

Three prisoners who escaped from police custody in Haʻapai have faced court charges over house breaking before they would be transferred back to Tongatapu.

The trio escaped on September 17 but they were captured and back in custody the following day.

Local reports said Peni Inia, Mila Kaufusi and Maikolo Fifita were being transferred from Tongatapu to Haʻapai and while they were there they vanished.

Radio Tonga report said while the trio were on the run they broke into a house in Tongaleleka and escaped with goods in which Police later confiscated.

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