Alleged Assault

4th May 2017

Two men are in custody at the Tukavesi Police Station for allegedly assaulting a police officer who was attending to a report of causing nuisance.

The two aged 35 and 41 years old.

The alleged incident occurred at Kanakana Village yesterday morning when a report was received at the Tukavesi Police Station of some men who were allegedly drunk and causing trouble.

Two officers were sent to the village where 5 men were drinking and were warned that they were causing nuisance in the village and were going to be taken to the station for questioning.

Whilst being escorted to the vehicle the two aged 35 and 41 allegedly assaulted one of the officers while the remaining three men fled.

The two officers managed to overpower the two suspects and they were taken to the station whereby parcels of dried leaves believed to be marijuana was found on the 41 year old suspect.

The remaining three aged 36, 32 and 18 years were arrested when Police returned to the village.