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Eight Nigerian nationals in court for alleged attack on police station and officers

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Eight Nigerian nationals, who allegedly attacked police and damaged a police station in Kimberley, were denied bail on Monday.

Onogu Nwaemeka,  Kelecho Oken, Ebot Kennedy,  Chijioke Steven, Charles Aknaji, Umemba Sophuru, Amajoyi Tochukwu, and Charles Okerie Onyedikashi appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court and were charged with malicious injury to property, interference with the law, assault, as well as public violence.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said the men were arrested after they allegedly attacked the Kimberley Police Station as well as the members of the South African Police Service.

 “It is alleged that on the day of the incident, the police had arrested their countryman and they demanded that he not be apprehended by the police. Mayhem broke out as the police tried to contain the situation and the accused started to attack the police as well as damage the state’s property.”

“Specialised tactical police reinforcements were called and the eight accused were arrested.”

The matter was postponed to 18 July.

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