Five men allegedly threatened to chop up boy with axe and throw him into a well

'Oku taupotu 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

Five men who covered their faces allegedly assaulted and threatened to chop up a young boy with an axe in a bush allotment in Matahau at about 2am on Sunday morning.

It has been claimed the men kidnapped Lehopoame Jr Makasini and allegedly threatened to throw him into a well.

They also allegedly beat him with a machete and an iron pipe they found in the bush allotment.

Photos of the young boy which had been shared on Facebook this week showed he has some bruises on his face.

The men allegedly forced him to walk with them to the town and on their way they repeatedly beat him.

The abduction was interrupted by an uncle of Lehopoame who was smoking outside a kava house when they walked pass in the darkness, Kakalu ‘O Tonga newspaper has reported.

The uncle allegedly saw the men in the dark and heard someone being beaten so he went to investigate. When he found out it was Lehopoame Jr who was being beaten he chased the men away.

Lehopoame’s father, Lehopoame Snr, told the paper Police were called and they took his son to hospital.

He claimed Police knew the men involved, but that  no arrests had been made.

He said his other children threatened to revenge the assault against their young brother as they knew the men but they were advised by Police to leave it to the hands of the law.

The father said his son was sleeping at a hut in their bush allotment where he had been keeping watch after some items were stolen.

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  1. Na’e hanga ‘e ha kau tangata ‘e toko nima kuo ha’i honau fofonga’ ‘o tā mo fakamana’i tokua te nau fahi ha ki’i tamasi’i ‘aki ha toki ‘i ha ‘uta ‘i Matahau he hengihengi Sāpate’ fakafuofua ki he taimi 2 hng.

    ‘Oku tukauaki’i ne ‘ave fakamālohi’i ‘e he kau tangata’ ni ‘a Lehopoame Leka pea fakamanamana’i ‘e lī ia ki ha vaitupu.

    Na’e toe tukuaki’i foki ne tā’aki ia ha helepelu mo ha fo’i pamu ne ma’u he ‘uta’. Ko e ‘uta pe ‘eni ‘o Lehopoame mo hono fāmili’ pea ne hoko e me’a’ ni lolotonga na’a’ ne mohe ko e le’o.

    Ne iku ki mui ‘o tokoni hono ‘angikolo pea tā ai ki he kau polisi’ ‘o nau omi ‘o ‘ave ‘a Lehopoame ki fale mahaki.

    ‘Oku te’eki ha puke ‘o fakahū pea ‘oku kei lele pe fakatotolo ‘a e kau polisi neongo kuo fakahā kuo ‘osi ‘ilo’i ‘a e kau tangata tā fakamanamana mo puke fakamālohi’ ni.

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