A top matāpule of the king of Tonga has been listed as one of the most wanted fugitives in Australia.
The Australian Star Weekly has listed Sione Lauaki, born in 1958, as one of the fugitives most wanted by the Wyndham Police.
The website said Lauaki “was charged with recklessly causing injury”.
“He was due to front court on May 28, 2014, and never showed up. Lauaki remains at large and an active warrant for arrest remains in existence”, it said.
Lauaki, the person in the photo published by the Star Weekly, is the royal undertaker and he is the head of the Kau Ma’u.
He is one of the king’s few heralds who holds and owns hereditary estates in Tonga.
Wyndham is known as the oldest and northernmost town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, located on the Great Northern Highway 2,210 kilometres northeast of Perth.
According to the 2006 census it has a population of 669.
There is also the City of Wyndham, a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the outer south-western suburbs of Melbourne. It has a population of 209,847 according to the 2015 census.
If you have any information relating to the whereabouts of Lauaki, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact your local police.
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