David Fifita released from Bali prison, returns to Brisbane


The NRL star David Fifita has been released from a Bali prison and will return home to Brisbane on Monday night.

Reportedly, Bali police gave final permission to Fifita to be released Monday afternoon – three days after being arrested for an alleged assault on the Bali nightclub.

Fifita spent two nights behind bars after allegedly hitting security guard Dani Irawan in the early hours of Saturday morning at the La Favela nightclub.

On Sunday it emerged that Fifita, with the help of Brisbane Broncos welfare administrator Adam Walsh, had brokered a "peace agreement" with Irawan – paving the way for his release on Monday.

According to reports, the Fifita nightmare is not yet finished.

Reportedly, he will be interviewed by the NRL integrity unit when he returns to Brisbane.

The bouncer who accused Fifita of hitting him said he had forgiven the 19-year-old and accepted his apology.

"David is respectful of Indonesian law and cooperates with local authorities," the Broncos said in a statement released Sunday evening.

"The Broncos are also working with the NRL integrity unit on the issue.

"The club will provide further updates as soon as the information is available."

Fifita's lawyer said on Sunday that the teenager "does not remember" that he hit the security guard and is sure that the problem can be solved quickly.

Irawan indicated that he would be willing to forgive Fifita.

"He said," sorry, sorry, "" Irawan told 7news.com.au, adding that he believed Fifita was sincere.

But first he wanted to talk to Fifita again to make sure he was really sorry. It is understood that the plans for Irawan to meet Fifita lawyers on Monday.

Irawan said he was not seeking compensation and was ready to sign a so-called "peace agreement", which shaped Fifita's best hope of being released.

A police report from Seven Network states that Fifita could not initially be questioned because it was under the influence of alcohol.

The accident occurred in the same nightclub where Nelson Asofa-Solomona was involved in a wild brawl a month ago, which resulted in a ban on three games and a fine of $ 15,000 suspended, and arrives fifteen days after Fifita captained a team of Junior Kangaroos to conquer France in Wollongong.

Fifita is set to enter the last year of its NRL contract with Brisbane and is widely considered the hottest free agent available for the 2021 season.

It has been linked with a number of NRL clubs, including South Sydney.

– with AAP



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