Tupou College accused appear in court

The attack was shocking. A 15 year old student and a 21 year old ex-student of Tonga College were hospitalised.

The house where the assault took place in Tofoa in July was badly damaged.

Photos of the damages and injuries as well as reports on how the attack was conducted revealed its ferocity.

Now, the alleged assailants are facing the consequences.

Forty accused who were charged in relation to the violent attack appeared at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court Monday, November 18.

They are variably charged with conspiracy to commit willful damage and unlawful assembly, attempted arson and causing bodily harm. 

A Tupou College teacher, two bus drivers and a truck driver, are also facing charges of aiding the criminal damage.

The accused are 151 altogether including 147 students from Tupou College and four adults.

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