Nukuʻalofa Police Chief Superintendent named as officer suspended after car accident

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Senior Police Officer Tevita Fifita

Police Chief Superintendent Tevita Fifita who was in control of Tonga’s largest Police station had been named as the senior officer suspended on Thursday November 24.

Local media reports said Fifita was involved in an accident when a Police car hit an entrance at Queen Salote wharf.

Tonga Daily News alleged the Officer was under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened.

Commissioner Steve Caldwell has suspended Fifita and directed a criminal investigation into all circumstances surrounding this incident, a statement said.

“I have set standards, and expect them to be met, from all ranks within the Tonga Police”, the commissioner said.

The investigation was expected to take several weeks, Caldwell said.

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