30 Mar 2018

Tonga's Tu'ivakano likely to face more charges

3:58 pm on 30 March 2018

Former Tonga prime minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, who is facing charges of making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport, perjury, acceptance of bribery and money laundering, is likely to face more charges.

Lord Tu'ivakano

Lord Tu'ivakano Photo: Twitter

Kaniva Pacific reported he was also expected to face additional counts relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm.

Tu'ivakano appeared at the Fasi Magistrate court this week and is to reappear on 26 April.

Crown prosecutor 'Aminasi Kefu asked for the delay so police could prepare additional information.