Man charged with injuring police officer is denied bail

A man arraigned on charges of slightly injuring a policeman whilst resisting arrest for drug possession has been remanded in custody

The court refused bail in view of the nature of the offences and because the accused had no fixed address
The court refused bail in view of the nature of the offences and because the accused had no fixed address

A man arraigned on charges of slightly injuring a policeman whilst resisting arrest for drug possession has been remanded in custody.

Magistrate Doreen Clarke ordered the remanding in custody of Abubakar Ibrahim Jabril, 32, from Niger after he was arraigned in her courtroom on charges of aggravated possession of cannabis resin, resisting arrest, slightly injuring a police sergeant, carrying a knife in public, breaching a suspended sentence and relapsing.

Inspector Frank Anthony Tabone, prosecuting, told the court that the man was also accused of having, in October 2015, been in possession of cannabis resin in circumstances that denoted it was not intended for his personal use.

Lawyer Martin Fenech, appearing for the accused, alleged that his client had been injured in the incident where the police sergeant suffered slight injuries. No further details about the incident emerged in court.

The accused, a plasterer and painter, was asked for his address. “I lived in Marsa, but they have taken me out. Now I live in Marsa park and ride.”

Jabril was asked what he would be pleading to the charges. “Some are true, some are not true,” he replied. A not guilty plea was registered.

Inspector Tabone objected to bail as the accused was difficult to trace, having no fixed address.

The court, in view of the nature of the offences imputed to the defendant and because he had no fixed place of residence, as well as because, he had failed to satisfy the court that he could offer the guarantees required by law, refused bail.

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