Nightclub Security Facing Attempted Murder Charge Granted Bail to Await Court Proceedings

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An RSA security bouncer who allegedly left a club goer for dead after a viscious beating appeared in the Supreme Court during criminal mentions on Monday morning.

Andrew Samuelu of Vaiusu had been charged with attempted murder after the alleged incident outside the popular RSA nightclub left a 48 year old man from Samalaeulu and Fusi fighting for his life at Motootua National Hospital three weeks ago.

Samuelu faces a charge of attempted murder, with lesser alternatives of assault, grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm.

Represented by Ann Matalasi-Fata of Leavai Law, the accused who had been in police custody since his arrest was granted bail by Justice Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma.

Andrew Samuelu is to surrender his travel documents, sign in once a week and not return to where the incident took place.

When the incident surfaced last week, a family member of the victim told Radio Polynesia that her cousin suffered head injuries and is lucky to be alive.

“My cousin bled from his brain, according to the physician. He was intoxicated when the incident occurred and that meant, he was unable to stand against his attacker, because his view and decision-making were impaired.”

“There should be more stringent policies for people working as securities at the night clubs, so they don’t take advantage of people who are intoxicated.”

The accused is set to appear again in Court in three months time.