Escaped prisoner arrested in Popua

Tonga police on Monday 18 arrested Heamani Lopeti, 41, who is accused of running away from Police last week.

Lopeti was taken into custody after he “was located at Popua in an empty house at 7:50pm”, a Police statement said.

Heamani Lōpeti

The prisoner “escaped from the Magistrate Court whilst in Police custody, on Tuesday 12.

“Lopeti will face charges of escaping from Police custody and also awaiting trial on serious charges of armed robberies.

“As this matter is now before the court no further comment will be released from Police”, the statement said.

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