Tongan Police arrest fugitive who held woman captive for weeks

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Tongan Police said they have arrested the fugitive accused for unlawful imprisonment of a 20-year-old woman from Vaini in a hut in a plantation in the village of Puke in February.

Police said they have arrested Sione ‘Afa Teisina, 28, of Navutoka last week Friday, May  1 at 10pm at Mataki’eua in Tongatapu after working on a tip off.

He is now in Police custody and he was charged with causing serious bodily harm and more charges are expected after he would appear in court today according to Police Media & Communication Officer, Sia Adams.

Teisina allegedly beat and held Tapaita Finau captive for several days without giving her any food.

She managed to free herself while in captivity and fled to neighbours for help.

She was taken to hospital where she receive medical assistance before she was released.

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  1. Kuo puke ‘e he kau Polisí e tokotaha ne hola ka ne tukuakiʻi ki haʻane tuku pōpulaʻi ha fefine taʻu 20 mei Vaini ʻi ha hati ʻi ha ngoueʻanga ʻi he kolo koi a ko Puke ʻi Fepueli.
    Kuo puke ʻe he kau Polisí ʻA Sione ʻAfa Teisina, 28, ʻi he Falaite uike kuo ʻosí 1 ʻo Meé ʻi Matakiʻeua ʻi Tongatapu.
    Kuo fakaʻilo ia ki he fakatupu ha lavea lahi pea oku ʻi ai mo e ngaahi fakaʻilo kehekehe mo lahi ange ʻe fai hili ha hā ʻa Teisina ʻi he fakamaauʻanga he ʻaho ni, ko e fakamatala ia ʻa e ʻōfisa fetuʻutaki ʻa e kau Polisí ki he Kanivá, Sia Adams.

    Ko e fefine ʻeni ko Tapaita Finau mei Vainī pea naʻe puke ia ʻo tukupopulaʻi ʻikai fafanga ʻi ha ngaahi uike tuku kehe ʻa e ngaahi tā fakalavea ne fai ki hono sinó.

    Ne ne toki hola ʻo hao hake ki he kaungāʻapí o toki ʻave ai ia ki he fale mahakí ʻo fai hono faitoʻo.