Goods seized by bailiffs were taken from wrong people, Supreme Court rules

Na’e tu’utu’uni ‘e he Fakamaau’anga Lahi’ ko e koloa ia ‘a e kakai hala ne puke ‘e he kau peilifi na’a nau ngāue ma’a e Pangikē Fakalakalaka ‘a Tonga’. Ko e keisi ‘eni ne kamata ‘i he ta’u 2016 he taimi ne ma’u ai ‘e he pangikee’ ha tu’utu’uni fakafakamaau’anga ke puke koloa ‘a e kautaha ko e Young Farmers Ltd, Talosia Seluini mo Siosifa Seluini ke huhu’i e mo’ua pa’anga ‘e $86,526.19 fakataha mo e tupu. Pea ‘i Mā’asi ‘aho 9 ‘o e ta’u ni’ na’e ‘ohofi ai ‘e he peilifi’ ha ‘api ‘i Kolomotu’a na’e nofo ai ‘a e ongo Seluini. Ne nau puke ai ‘a e ‘aisi, sitou kasa mo e naunau fale. ‘I Mā’asi ‘aho 20 na’e ‘oatu ai ‘e Crystaline Seluini, Daniel Seluini, Tupou Seluini mo Manavahe Seluini ha fakatokanga ki he peilifi’ ko e koloa ne nau puke koe koloa ia ‘a kinautolu. Ko kinautolu ne nau fakatokanga atu ko eni ki he pangikee’ ko e fānau ia ‘a Talosia Seluini mo Siosifa Koloti Seluini pea na’e ‘ikai ha’anau kaunga ‘e taha ki he mo’ua ne ‘eke ‘e he pangikee’ ki he kautaha’. Na'e tui 'a e fakamaau'anga ki he taukapo 'a e fānau' ni pea' ne tu'utu'uni ke fakafoki 'enau koloa'.

The Supreme Court has ruled that bailiffs working for the Tongan Development Bank seized goods belonging to the wrong people. The case had its origins in 2016 when the bank obtained a judgment against the Young Farmers Federation Ltd, Talosia Seluini and Siosifa Koloti Seluini for TP$86,526.19 along with interest and costs. Last November the…


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