Kapi-Mana News - - COURT -

Sio re­fused to be hand­cuffed. The of­fi­cers forced him to the ground and called three of their col­leagues for backup be­fore he could be con­tained.

In ex­pla­na­tion, Sio said he had drunk six beers that night to knock him to sleep af­ter work. He had been hav­ing fam­ily prob­lems at the time, he said.

‘‘It was a mis­take. I’ve never done that be­fore,’’ he said.

‘‘I took it out on my neigh­bour by ac­ci­dent. It’s never go­ing to hap­pen again.’’

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