School on alert after prisoner escaped Hu’atolitoli prison

Lavengamālie College has been on high alert after a prisoner escaped from the Hu’atolitoli prison.

Vaha Afimeimo’unga

Tongan authorities believed the prisoner, Vaha Afimeimo’unga, 41, was hiding around at the Lavengamālie area.

Sangastar Saulala from the school said prison guards had informed him about the incident.

Saulala, a former Cabinet Minister, said the search continued and provided a photo of the escapee.

The details of how the prisoner got out of Tonga’s largest prison were unknown.

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