Man remanded in custody after assaulting his brother, policeman

An argument between two brothers escalated into a fight and neighbours called the police due to the ruckus that followed.

Ahmad Ilewi, 35, of Syria was remanded in custody after denying charges of assaulting a police officer.

The court heard how the accused shared an apartment with his brother in Pieta. Yesterday night, at around 10pm, the Syrian had an argument with his brother who told him to leave the apartment. The argument escalated into a fight and neighbours called the police due to the ruckus that followed.

A police officer was allegedly assaulted when he tried to restrain Ilewi.

Inspector Robert Vella arraigned the Syrian national charging him with assaulting a police officer, assaulting his brother Hamoud Ilewi, resisting arrest, disturbing public peace, committing a crime during the term of a suspended sentence, breaching bail conditions and relapsing.

The accused pleaded not guilty and requested bail. Bail was denied after the prosecuted said Ilewi was irresponsible and untrustworthy for having breached previous bail conditions.

The accused was remanded in custody. 

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