Statement reveals Tonga Police commissioner under investigation

Tonga Police have released a statement amid allegation that the Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee was resigning with two other top police officers being dismissed and demoted.

“It is understood that these rumors are based on the information released that the Commissioner is under Investigation on a Cabinet decision. This rumor was brought in to the attention of the Commissioner of Police by members of the Tonga Media,” the statement says.

The police statement quoted O’Fee as saying, “I am not resigning”.

It also says there was a rumour that  “Deputy Commissioner ‘Unga Fa’aoa has been demoted while Acting Deputy Commissioner Salote Tonga has been dismissed from the Tonga Police”.

Salote Tonga “has not being dismissed or Fa’aoa demoted,” confirmed Commissioner of Tonga Police Grant O’Fee

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