Two women aged 32 and 19 are to appear in court following an alleged assault in Nikao.
The pair have been summoned to appear on October 5 after
being released on bail this week.
The two accused are alleged to have been involved in an
altercation at the Nikao Social Centre around a week ago.
They now face charges of common assault and threatening
Police media officer Trevor Pitt said they were arrested
on Thursday, charged and bailed.
He said the matter had attracted considerable comments on
social media, and police have had to investigate witness evidence and details
related to allegations of assault, which were also levelled at an elderly man
on the scene.
Earlier this week a family reached out to the Rarotonga
community seeking more information about an incident at the Social Centre last
The alleged incident was an attack on an elderly father,
where two females were accused of beating the man.
The family said they are humbled, as their father puts
the incident down to being at the wrong place, at the wrong time.