Brisbane Broncos and Queensland star David Fifita has been arrested in Bali after an alleged altercation with a security guard at the same nightclub where Nelson Asofa-Solomona had landed himself in trouble last month.
- Police are yet to interview the young star as he is deemed too intoxicated
- Fifita was allegedly involved in a brawl at the same nightclub as Melbourne Storm star Nelson Asofa-Solomona
- Fellow Brisbane forward Payne Haas is on holidays with him
Fifita, who is off contract at the end of the 2020 season has been enjoying a post-season trip with fellow Broncos youngster Payne Haas and it was first reported by the Seven Network that he allegedly assaulted a security guard early at La Favela nightclub.
A police report obtained by Seven alleged the security guard was hit in the face by a foreigner who was riding a motorbike taxi.
“The perpetrator jumped from the motorbike and tried to approach the victim, but was prevented by ojek [motorcycle taxi] driver,” the police report reads.
“The victim felt pain in his face and made a report at Kuta police station.
“Based on report, police went to the crime scene, asking witnesses and the victim. A bule [foreigner] that was allegedly the perpetrator was arrested.
“The perpetrator was taken to Kuta police station for further investigation.
“The alleged perpetrator could not be interrogated yet as he is still under the influence of alcohol.”
It is understood Fifita can be detained for 24 hours before being named as a suspect or freed by police.
“So the alleged perpetrator was nabbed straight away and taken to the police station,” Kuta police chief Teuku Ricki Fadlianshah told Seven.
“Witnesses said that he hit La Favela’s security. An ojek driver tried to separate them and he tried to hit the security again.
“It is still being investigated. Based on witnesses, the perpetrator spontaneously hit the security without any reason. But we are still facing difficulties to interrogate him.”
The incident comes a fortnight after Fifita captained a Junior Kangaroos team to a win over France in Wollongong.
The Broncos responded to the news with a statement, confirming Fifita was indeed in jail and have sent an official to meet with him.
“The Brisbane Broncos have today been made aware that David Fifita has been detained by authorities in Bali after an alleged incident involving a security guard,” the Broncos said in a statement on Saturday.
“The club is working with representatives in Bali to provide David all the support he needs, and a Broncos official is travelling to Indonesia today.
“The club will provide more updates as information becomes available.”
The NRL confirmed on their website that the Integrity Unit has been made aware of the incident and is working with the Broncos.