x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Assault on officer earns three-month sentence

Man broke police corporal's leg during an investigation, prosecutors say.

DUBAI // A man accused of breaking a police officer’s leg was sentenced to three months in prison by a Dubai court this morning.

31-year-old JE, from Nigeria, confessed to attacking the officer but denied knowing he was with the police and said he was approached by eight men who did not identify themselves or present ID, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard last month.

“I dont fight with police, i am a father and have two sons, i dont fight with police,” JE told the court.

Court records showed that on February 2, 2010, Naif police station were tipped off about three Nigerian men possessing forged credit cards.

When the police corporal, FA, was asking about JE at the reception of a hotel about 8.30pm on February 2, the suspect jumped at FA and assaulted him.
At the hospital FA needed a surgery and a rod implant. The medical report said FA suffered from a 10 percent disability in his leg due to the injury.

JE will be deported after serving his prison term.

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