Footy star’s Bali nightmare could be over as he signs a peace agreement with the nightclub bouncer he’s accused of assaulting – as new details of brawl emerge
- David Fifita was arrested after allegedly assaulting bouncer Dani Irawan in Bali
- Irawan withdrew his police complaint on Sunday after meeting with the NRL star
- The pair signed a peace agreement and shook hands at Kuta Police Station
- Fifita will remain in police custody until he is dismissed by the Kuta police chief
NRL star David Fifita’s Bali nightmare could be over after he signed a peace agreement with the night club bouncer he is accused of assaulting.
The 19-year-old was arrested after an incident on Saturday morning outside the La Favela nightclub in Seminyak where he allegedly punched bouncer Dani Irawan while leaving the venue on the back of a motorbike.
The back rower was taken into custody after Irawan reported the incident to police, but the 33-year-old has now withdrawn his complaint after the pair met and signed a peace agreement on Sunday.
When initially asked about the incident, Irawan said ‘we should give him a lesson’, but today he shook hands with Fifita after seeing his remorse for his alleged actions.
David Fifita’s (pictured) Balinese nightmare may soon be over after he signed a peace deal with the bouncer he has been accused of assaulting
Dani Irwan (pictured) alleged he was punched by Fifita on his right cheek as the 19-year-old was leaving La Favela on a motorbike
Irawan had been looking at his phone outside the club when he was allegedly struck in the face by Fifita, who was riding past on a motorbike.
Fifita allegedly then jumped off the motorbike and tried to approach Irawan, but was held back by the driver.
Fifita’s lawyer Muhammad Rifan told reporters that the incident is ‘not really a big case.’
‘It’s only some misunderstanding and that we hope we can solve immediately,’ Rifan said. ‘He doesn’t remember because it was too quick and fast.’
Despite the withdrawn complaint, Fifita is not out of the woods yet, and remains behind bars until he is dismissed by the Kuta police chief.
Fifita is facing a maximum sentence of two years and eight months if he is charged and convicted with assault.
The alleged incident happened at the same night club where fellow NRL star Nelson Asofa-Solomona was captured in a wild brawl last month.
Fifita (pictured right) inside the police station. Police arrested Fifita after the alleged encounter
Despite Irawan’s withdrawn complaint, Fifita (pictured with fellow Broncos player Payne Haas) will remain behind bars until he is dismissed by the Kuta police chief