Dubai A construction worker has been accused of hitting a policeman with a brick and bruising his head when the latter was removing massage cards posted on car windshields.
As part of a Dubai Police campaign to restrain placing cards advertising massage parlours on car windshields, a posse of policemen had been involved in a clean up drive in the Russian Cluster at Dubai International City.
When a policeman was removing such cards placed on a car windshield, a 26-year-old Nigerian worker struck him on his head with a brick.
The policeman fell down and was injured. His partners in the meantime managed to restrain and arrest the Nigerian suspect.
The 26-year-old resist ferociously, but was subdued.
Prosecutors accused the suspect of attacking the policeman with a brick while on duty.
The Nigerian suspect pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday.
The assaulted policeman told prosecutors: “We were instructed by our superiors to remove and collect massage cards posted on windshields since it has become a growing menace. When I removed a number of cards, the suspect came towards me. While I continued removing the cards, he took me by surprise and attacked me with a brick. My partner rushed to my rescue. I was taken to hospital for treatment.”
A police sergeant confirmed his statement.
The suspect was quoted as admitting to prosecutors that he attacked the policeman with a brick.
A ruling will be heard on March 12.