DUBAI 8 August 2017: Two Nigerians allegedly assaulted two police officers when being arresting for promoting massage services, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
On May 13, at around noon, Sergeant Jizam Anaam 27 and his colleague policeman Mohammed Abdullah were assigned to arrest an African for putting massage promotional cards on cars at Al Nahda area.
“We moved in a police patrol and drove to the area. We spotted an African was distributing promotional cards. We stepped towards him and presented our IDs. He tried to run away but we could catch him… however, he resisted his arrest relentlessly… we could only put the cuff in one hand… he shouted and screamed so one of his friends in the area rushed to us holding a piece of brick that he hit me with,” testified the officer.
The officer got hurt in his leg. The first accused grabbed the opportunity and pinched the officer in the face and chest… bent down, grabbed a stone and threw it at the officer so he could run away with one of the cuffs still on his hand.
His supporter also ran away.
The officer was rushed to the hospital.
His colleague policeman Mohammed Abdullah repeated corroborative testimony.
Police later arrested JM 25, visitor, and OG 29 cleaner.
The two officers recognised them when shown via identification parades.
The court will give sentence tomorrow August 9.
By Lolyana Zaki