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Lavulavus to appear in court later this month on various fraud charges

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 05/03/2018


The Hon. Minister of Internal Affairs – ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband ‘Etuate Lavulavu will appear in court on the 26th of this month.

This was after they were arrested on Saturday on various fraud charges.


It include three counts for obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 164 of the Criminal Offence Act and 3 counts of knowingly dealing with forged documents.


In a statement from Police, the Police commissioner said, all these charges relate to a referral made to Tonga Police by the Auditor General over a number of irregularities in an audit of ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal Institute in 2016.


Meanwhile, the legal counsel for the two accused Siosifa Tu’utafaiva said, the duo has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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