Tu‘ivakanō court case adjourned for fourth time

Toe toloi pe hopo 'a Looti Tu'ivakanoo' 'aki 'eni hono tu'o faa' kae lava ke kei fakafaingamālie'i pe ia mo 'ene timi ki he ngaahi fie ma'u fakapepa ki he fakamaau'anga'. Ko e toe toloi 'eni mei he 'aho 25 'o Sune' ki he 'aho 30 'o Siulai ni'.

Lord Tu’ivakanō and his legal defence team have been granted another adjournment.

This is a court case that was meant to be heard on June 25 and has already been delayed thrice.

The king’s noble and former Prime Minister’s trial was rescheduled to July 30.

The adjournment was requested to allow the Defence more time to prepare for the trial.

The former Speaker has been charged with numerous crimes, including making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport, perjury, acceptance of bribery and money laundering after he was arrested on March 1.

The Tongatapu’s No. 1 Noble’s Representative to Parliament first appeared at the Magistrate court on March 2 where his case was postponed until March 26.

It was again postponed until May 30.

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