Police release name of fugitive, believe may be hiding in Vavaʻu

The Tongan Police have identified the fugitive that allegedly held a young woman captive in a hut in a plantation in Puke for several days without giving her any food as Sione Teisina ‘Afa, 28, from Navutoka.

Kaniva News understands the woman was 20-year-old Tāpaita Fīnau of Vainī.

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

She was taken to hospital where she received medical assitance before she was released.

After a month since Teisina was on the run on February 27 Police could not be able to locate him.

He was believed to have escaped the mainland, Tongatapu and was hiding in places in Vava’u Islands.

Police have warned that anyone found harbouring the fugitive will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Sometimes when a business is growing, it needs a little help.

Right now Kaniva News provides a free, politically independent, bilingual news service for readers around the world that is absolutely unique. We are the largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service, and our stories reach Tongans  wherever they are round the world. But as we grow, there are increased demands on Kaniva News for translation into Tongan on our social media accounts and for the costs associated with expansion. We believe it is important for Tongans to have their own voice and for Tongans to preserve their language, customs and heritage. That is something to which we are strongly committed. That’s why we are asking you to consider sponsoring our work and helping to preserve a uniquely Tongan point of view for our readers and listeners.

Latest news

Related news