Arrest made in Hihifo homicide investigation

Kuo puke ha tangata hili ia hano tāmate’i ha tangata ‘e taha pea ma’u hono sino ofi ki ha hala ‘i Fatai ‘aneafi Sāpate ‘aho 4. Ko e hili eni ha fakatotolo ‘a e kau polisi hili ha’ane mei ha lipooti mei Vaiola ‘anepo ofi ki he 10ef ‘o fakapapau’i mei ai kuo mate ha tangata ta’u 27 mei Pea. Na’e hoka hele’i ‘a e tokotaha ni pea ne toki mate ‘i hono a’utaki atu ki fale mahaki, fakatatau ki he kau polisi. Oku pehē na’e inu e tokoua ko ‘eni ‘i Te’ekiu.

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Tonga Central Police station. Photo/Kalino Lātū

A man has been arrested after another man was killed and his body was found near a road in Fatai, Hihifo, yesterday Sunday 4.

Police launched an investigation after it received a report from Vaiola hospital last night at around 10pm which confirmed a 27-year-old man from Pea has died.

The victim has been stabbed and he died in hospital upon arrival, Police said.

The suspect, 32, from Te’ekiu was arrested by Police at around 3:00am this morning Monday 5.

“Information received by Police so far indicates that the suspect and the deceased were drinking alcohol at a place in Te’ekiu,” Police Acting Chief Superintendent Tēvita Vailea said.

Police Investigation continues.

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