Judge in Samoa charged with assault

The President of the Samoa Land and Titles Court will appear in court tomorrow after police charged him with assault causing injury and being armed with a dangerous weapon.

According to the Samoa Police Service Facebook page, Fepulea’i Ropati was officially charged Monday.

The Facebook release also said the charges were in relation to a complaint about an incident that occurred during the festive season.

Facebook blogger, O Le Palemia, had recently asked why police had not charged the president after he allegedly smashed a beer bottle over the head of a security officer during an office Christmas party.

Fepulea’i is remanded at liberty and is scheduled to appear before the court February 13  to answer to the charges filed against him.