Hihifo murder accused in court

Kuo fakahā 'a e hingoa 'o e pekia ko Tolifili Tualau ta'u 27 pea ko e tokotaha 'oku tukuaki'i ki he'ene pekia ko Hateni Kaufusi ta'u 33. Na'e hā 'a Kaufusi 'i he fakamaau'anga polisi Nukunuku 'aneafi pea 'oku toloi 'ene hopo ki he 'aho 15 'o Fēpueli.

A magistrate has ordered Hateni Kaufusi to be transferred into the custody of Hu’atolitoli prison authorities as his case has been adjourned until February 15.

The 33-year-old was charged with murder after the body of Tolifili Tualau was found near a road between the towns of Fatai and Nukunuku on Sunday.

Kaufusi has made his first appearance in court yesterday February 8.

As Kaniva News reported yesterday, a 32-year-old man has been arrested after a 27-year-old man was killed and his body was found near a road in Fatai on Sunday evening.

The victim had been stabbed and was declared dead on arrival at Vaiola hospital.

Police said the suspect and the deceased were drinking alcohol at a place in Te’ekiu before the fatal incident occurred.


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