Truck driver charged in relation to Tofoa attack

Police have arrested and charged a 41 year old driver of a truck believed to have transported the Tupou College students to the village of Tofoa on the night of Thursday 18 with two counts of aiding criminal damage and conspiracy to commit willful damage.

Police confirmed the arrest and the charges. The person is in police custody to appear before the magistrate court on Monday August 5

The charge has brought the number of adults involved in aiding the attack to 4.

Two bus driver and a teacher have been charged with aiding criminal damage.

A Tonga College student, Taniela Mahe 15 was hospitalized following the attack but was discharged recently.

Former Tonga college student Taniela Halahuni is in critical condition.

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