7 Aug 2006

Assault case dropped against opposition candidate in Samoa

10:16 am on 7 August 2006

The District Court in Samoa has dismissed one count of assault against a defeated Opposition candidate in this year's election.

Tofele Lata Tavu'i, appeared in court to answer his charge after his wife had filed a complaint to police last year.

But his wife has now asked the court to withdraw the matter.

Tofele's wife told the court it was only a verbal argument and she was never assaulted.

She also said the domestic differences have already been resolved.