Gov’t officer hospitalised with stab wounds after Ha’apai attack

Lolotonga fakaakeake ha tangata 'i Ha'apai he fale mahaki Niu'ui pehē ko ha hoka hele'i. 'Oku pehē 'e he ngaahi līpooti kuo tuku mai ko e pule 'eni 'o e Potungāue Savea 'i he motu. 'Oku 'i ai e tukuaki'i ne tupunga e 'ohofi ko 'eni 'o lavea 'a e 'ulu mo e konga hono sino mei ha fua'a hili hano fakatokanga'i 'a e mamahi mo ha fefine.

A senior government officer has stab wounds and head injuries after an attack in Ha’apai on March 20.

The 51-year-old victim has since been recovered at the Niu’ui hospital in Pangai, Police said.

A 38-year-old man was in custody after the attack and he was charged with grievous bodily harm.

Reports said the victim was the head of the government’s Ministry of Lands and Survey in Ha’apai.

It has been alleged that jealousy was the motive behind the stabbing after a woman was spotted with the victim.

Police investigation continues.

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