Supreme Court overturns former Chief Justice’s ruling on police retaining money seized in raid

    Liliu 'e he fakamaau lahi e tu'utu'uni fakamaau'anga ki mu'a ke tauhi e pa'anga lau mano ne ma'u mo Sione Filipe Jr 'i hono hua 'a hono 'api nofo'anga' fekau'aki mo e faito'o konatapu. Vakai ki he Kaniva' mo e talanoa' ni he fakatoulea'. 'I he tu'utu'uni 'a Fakamaau Lahi Cato na'a' ne pehē kuo ne tui ki he 'ū fakamo'oni kuo 'ohake ko e pa'anga pe 'eni ia mei he pisinisi 'a Filipe' kae 'ikai mei ha'ane tila faito'o konatapu hangē ko ia ne mahalo'i 'e he kau polisi'. Na'e 'uluaki tu'utu'uni foki 'a e fakamaau lahi ki mu'a' Paulsen ke puke 'a e pa'anga' ni, ka ne pehē 'e Cato ne toe 'i ai e ngaahi fakamo'oni ia ne 'ikai 'o hake 'i he taimi ne lele ai 'a e hopo' 'ia Paulsen, ka kuo toki 'ohake 'eni pea kuo tu'unga ai 'ene tu'utu'uni 'ana ko 'eni.

    The Supreme Court has ordered the police to return money seized from a local businessman. The money was taken by police after a raid on Johnny Felipe Jnr’s property following an accusation of bribery. During the raid the police confiscated TP$10,912 on Felipe‘s person, TP$125, US$96.25 in a drawer , TP$31,178, Aus$1385 and NZ$15.40 in…


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