Broncos David Fifita back in Brisbane after Bali jail stint


Fifita walked free from a Bali jail on Monday afternoon, almost 24 hours after a peace agreement signed by the security guard he is alleged to have assaulted paved his way back to Brisbane.

The 19-year-old was accompanied by Broncos official Adam Walsh as waiting media swarmed the Brisbane star on his way out of the police complex.

“He is released and there is no criminal record on his name at Kuta Police,” Fifita’s lawyer Muhammad Rifan said.

“Kuta police accepted the request to revoke the police file. Therefore, David have no criminal record on his name.

“He is surely happy (about the release).”

Rifan said Fifita was cleared as he claimed he never tried to intentionally hit security guard Dani Irawan, who accepted that version of events before signing the peace agreement that triggered Fifita’s release.

“David never intended to hit anyone. Therefore, no intention, hence the security guard agree to accept the forgive,” Rifan said.

Fifita’s incident took place outside the same Kuta nightclub where Nelson Asofa-Solomona was involved in a fight.Credit:Getty Images

Fifita and Walsh boarded a flight bound for Brisbane on Monday night. They had been due to leave Bali on Monday afternoon but were delayed by processing complications in the jail.

“I would just like to thank everyone involved,” Fifita said before being released from jail.

“Especially the police and my club.

“I’ll make a further statement later on in the week.”

Fifita will still be forced to front the NRL integrity unit when he arrives in Brisbane, likely within the next week.

Whether he will be punished in similar fashion to Nelson Asofa-Solomona remains to be seen.

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Whether he will be punished in similar fashion to Nelson Asofa-Solomona remains to be seen.

Asofa-Solomona received a three game punishment – though none of those were NRL matches – after stunning vision captured the star Melbourne and Kiwis prop throwing punches outside the same Bali nightclub where Fifita struck Dani.

With AAP

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