Former Speaker of Tonga Parliament arrested, charged

Tonga Police have confirmed the arrest of former Speaker and current Noble Representative to Parliament, Lord Tu’ivakano.

The 66 year old politician of Nukunuku and Kolofo’ou has been charged with numerous crimes including; making a False Statement for the purpose of obtaining a Passport, Perjury, Acceptance of Bribery and Money Laundering.

Lord Tu’ivakano was arrested Thursday.

Although confined by what he could say publicly, Commissioner Steve Caldwell took the opportunity to thank and commend the Passport Taskforce for their methodical and professional investigation.

As criminal charges are now before a Court of Law no further comments will be made at this time.

The Passport investigation continues.


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