Votu faces court
Flying Fijians winger Watisoni Votu has been charged with assault.
Police spokesman Atunaisa Sokomuri yesterday confirmed that the alleged offence happened last weekend at Levuka Town in Ovalau.
Inspector Sokomuri said Votu allegedly assaulted a woman early Sunday morning after returning from a nightclub.
A complaint was then lodged with the Police and Votu was arrested, interviewed and charged with one count of assault.
He is scheduled to appear in court on August 2 to answer to the alleged assault charge.
Votu, meanwhile, has secured a contract to play for the Exeter Chiefs in England.
Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter had praised his squad for their help integrating the club’s new arrivals in pre-season.
The Chiefs have signed eight new players ahead of the 2012-13 Aviva Premiership season.
Votu is to join the club before the first league game against Sale Sharks on September 1.
Baxter said: “They have all come in and done very well. We knew they were all good guys.
“There are not too many issues there, we spent time talking to them on the phone and talking to other people about them.”