3 Aug 2006

Samoa election candidate charged with assault

9:43 am on 3 August 2006

One of Samoa's ruling party election candidates, who was unsuccessful in this year's election, has been charged with two counts of assault.

Police laid charges against Selesele Tanielu, a matai and businessman of Satupa'itea constituency after an incident in a local bar, where he assaulted the wife of a senior Supreme Court judge.

The accused appeared in the District court yesterday but his case has been adjourned without a plea till Tuesday next week for his lawyer to complete legal documents.