Guilty plea for Tongan man who tried to bribe cop with corned beef and chicken

A Tongan man has pleaded guilty to trying to bribe a police officer with chicken and corned beef.

56-year-old Fili Ta'ai was arrested on drugs charges last July.

While in custody, he offered a police officer a box of chicken, 3 kilograms of corned beef, and three plastic bags of sweet potatoes for his release.

The officer immediately reported the bribery attempt to his superiors, resulting in a charge.

Matangi Tonga reports Ta'ai will be sentenced on 25 June.