Parliamentary staffer and aunt appear in court after allegations of assault, attempted wounding

A parliamentary staffer and his maternal aunt have appeared in court following allegations of assault, beating, damaging and intent to commit grievous bodily harm. .

Mapa Hā’ano Taumālolo and his aunt Sēini ‘Unga have each lodged complaints against each other following an incident earlier this year, the Kakalu ‘O Tonga newspaper has reported.

The paper’s report did not say what charges police have laid against the accused.

It said Taumālolo accused ‘Unga of trying to allegedly run him over with her vehicle.

It also said ‘Unga accused Taumālolo of allegedly punching her in her eye and damaging her vehicle.

The trial has been postponed until November after prosecutor said some key witnesses were unavailable.

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