13 Aug 2018

Former Tongan PM's case adjourned again

1:54 pm on 13 August 2018

Tongan noble MP and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, has had his bribery and money laundering case adjourned again, this time until August 14.

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The noble's court case was expected to be heard on 9 August and has been adjourned numerous times due to various filing of document needs and related matters .

Kaniva Tonga News reported the latest adjournment was requested to allow the defence more time to prepare for the trial.

Tu'ivakano was arrested on 1 March and charged with 10 counts, including one of making a false declaration to obtain a passport, two perjury counts, five for accepting bribes and two counts of money laundering.