Manu Sevens star pleads guilty to assault, weapon charges
A veteran Manu Samoa Sevens player, Siaosi Asofolau, has pleaded guilty to charges of assault, being armed with a dangerous weapon and throwing objects.
The charges were laid following an incident that occurred in Siumu, where another man was injured as the result of a dispute.
The 28-year-old fullback entered his guilty plea through his lawyer, Afamasaga Michael So’onalole, on Tuesday.
Presiding over the matter was District Court Judge, Fepulea’i Ameperosa Roma.
Judge Fepuela’i ordered a victim impact report and pre-sentence report in this case.
Sentencing of this matter has been scheduled on 18 September, 2019.
The defendant was in Court.
The prosecutor is lawyer, Rexona Titi, of the Attorney General's Office, who was accompanied by Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Khamtahn Stanley.
In 2016, Asofolau was sent home from the Wellington Sevens tournament after he allegedly violated team protocol when he went out with friends after a team victory.
Asofolau appeared in eight of the 10 World Series Sevens tournaments this season, scoring 11 tries.