Afā manslaughter accused named

A  man appeared in a magistrate court  in Nuku'alofa today, charged with reckless driving after his vehicle allegedly hit a man in Hoi last week, was released on bail.

‘Ata’ata Finau, 61, is acccused of matters  in relation to the death of Kosi Tae, a 62-year-old man from Kolonga.

Finau was ordered to reappear in court on February 26.

The court was told the victim was riding his bicycle along Tangikina Road in Hoi on his way to Kolonga when he was hit by a vehicle.

He died on his way to Vaiola hospital.

The incident was the second road fatality for the year and the accused is the CEO of the Nuku’alofa’s Department of Statistics.

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