Argument over cow and dispute with Port Master lead Ministers to Magistrate’s court

Two government ministers will appear in the magistrate’s court next week.

Both appeared in court yesterday, but have had their cases deferred.

Minister of Justice Vuna Fa’otusia was charged with wrongful interference with the course of justice and using threatening language to police officers in a dispute over an allegedly stolen cow.

Hon. Fa’otusia originally appeared in the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on April 1 and had his case adjourned to April 8.

The case stems from an incident on January 12 this year.

The Minister faces two counts of wrongful interference with the course of justice and using threatening language to police during an incident that occurred on January 12, 2019.

His lawyer, Tomasi Fakahua, asked  Chief Magistrate Salesi Mafi to defer the case until next week so they could prepare their response.

The Minister of Trade and Economic Development,  Dr. Tu’i Uata and his brother ‘Etuate Uata appeared before the bench on a charge of disobeying directions given  by the Port master.

It is understood the charge arose over the mooring of the MV Pulupaki and the MV Punalei.

The case was set aside until April 15.

The main points

  • Two government ministers will appear in the magistrate’s court next week.
  • Both appeared in court yesterday, but have had their cases deferred.

For more information

Minister of Justice appears at Magistrate Court

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here