Foreigner injured and robbed leaves kingdom

An unnamed European foreigner who has left Tonga yesterday after being held hostage, injured and robbed in Tongatapu on Sunday asked if Tonga was really a Christian country or not, local media report said.

The man who is in his 70s was allegedly attacked in his residence by three men at about 10 – 11 am.

The victim’s attackers allegedly escaped with more than $500 and also took with them a cellphone, camera, camcorder and a TV sets, Radio 87.5 FM report said.

Police were reportedly called to the scene but they did not immediately respond to our request for comments this afternoon.

The foreigner allegedly told his attackers he was a good friend of the Late King George V and he has been living in Tonga for quite sometimes in a residence near the late king’s villa at Tufumāhina.

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