Nightclub security guard charged, over assault of man, who was left for dead


A 48-year-old man is fighting for his life at the Motootua hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by a Security Guard at a local nightclub last week.  

The man according to his family suffered severe injuries to his head. 

A relative of the man, told Radio Polynesia, that the victim, was left near a bush behind the nightclub for dead and an eyewitness, a taxi driver who saw the whole ordeal, took the man to the hospital. 

Since last week, the victim remains in critical condition and the severity of his injuries confirmed that he bled from his brain, said his family member. 

Police had since charged the security guard, Andrew Samuelu of Vaiusu. He is 46 years old. 

Commissioner of Police Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo confirmed that Samuelu is facing charges of grievous bodily harm with the possibility of more criminal charges and he’s held in custody. 

His initial appearance is set on 20 March for criminal mention. 

The cousin of the victim told Radio Polynesia, people that who are out and about at night after a long day at work, should be protected by the Security Guard at these places, however, that was not the case for her relative.

“My cousin bled from his brain, according to the physician. He is lucky to be alive. 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,” she said.