Former Fiji 7s player Isake Katonibau who is charged with one count of serious assault re-appear in the Suva Magistrates Court this morning.

Katonibau allegedly assaulted a police officer on the 17th of this month.

It is alleged that the police officer came across a group of men fighting in Suva on Sunday.

It is also alleged that the officer saw Katonibau in the group, and approached to stop them, and while trying to stop them – Katonibau allegedly punched the officer twice on his mouth.

Magistrate Waleen George said – that assaulting a police officer is a serious offence.

She also said that this is not the first time that Katonibau has been brought to court.

Katonibau was previously taken to court for assault, and damaging property charges.

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