A magistrate has ordered Hateni Kaufusi to be transferred into the custody of Hu’atolitoli prison authorities as his case has been adjourned until February 15.
The 33-year-old was charged with murder after the body of Tolifili Tualau was found near a road between the towns of Fatai and Nukunuku on Sunday.
Kaufusi has made his first appearance in court yesterday February 8.
The victim had been stabbed and was declared dead on arrival at Vaiola hospital.
Police said the suspect and the deceased were drinking alcohol at a place in Te’ekiu before the fatal incident occurred.
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