Nuku’alofa, Tonga – The owners of FM Radio 87.5 and proprietors of Broadcom Limited were arrested by police on Friday night, 30 October, for breaching the Covid 19 emergency regulations.
Maka and Katalina Tohi were stopped by soldiers while driving home from a social function of Tonga High School ex-students.
The Police was called and the couple were arrested for being on the road after the curfew time limit.
They were taken to the Nuku’alofa Police Station where they remained in custody until their release on Saturday morning.
Nuku’alofa Police has confirmed that the media pair were arrested, and issued a charge warrant for breaching the curfew.
News of the prominent broadcasters’ arrest spread quickly. Allegations they were intoxicated could not be confirmed.
A spokesman at the Nuku’alofa Police Station said there was no other charge issued against the couple other than they broke the curfew rules.
Rumors that they had called the Prime Minister to ask for release from custody and to have the charges dropped could not be confirmed.
No further details associated with the arrest were confirmed by Police.
Attempts to make contact with Maka or Katalina Tohi were unanswered.