- The accused, Tatenda Mukanganwi, reportedly went violent after he was ordered to be remanded in prison custody
- Tatenda Mukanganwi took off the microphone and attempted to hit the magistrate with it
- The situation was calmed by prison officials at the court
A serious drama played out at the Bikita Magistrates’ court in Zimbabwe recently when a man who was facing charges over alleged indecent assault reportedly went violent warning and threatening to beat up the trial magistrate.
The Herald reports that the accused went violent following the magistrate’s decision to further remand him in custody.
The report says Magistrate Caroline Tafira and other people in the public gallery fled the court after the accused, Tatenda Mukanganwi, 22, who was docked, went violent.
He was accused of allegedly fondling a fellow female villager’s chest against her wish and was reported to the police.
“Are you serious that you want to send me to jail because you have failed to execute your duties? I am going to teach you a lesson today (Friday) and you will never forget me! You don’t know me well. You are very young to handle such a case,” Mukanganwi shouted at Tafira when he was ordered to be remanded.
The report added that the accused then grabbed the microphone and its cables and tried to hit the magistrate with them.
Not done, he further grabbed court papers closed to him and threw them to the ground, forcing people in the public gallery and the magistrate to flee.
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The situation was, however, calmed when prison officials overpowered him. The remand is to enable the authorities check his mental health.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the police in Nigeria recently re-arrested all the six suspects who were declared wanted after allegedly fleeing from its custody in Kogi state on March 28.
In a statement released by the police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said that Kabiru Seidu (aka Osama), Nuhu Salisu (aka Small), Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed who were under detention at the ‘A’ division Lokoja allegedly escaped from lawful custody, hours before they were due to be arraigned in court in Lokoja, the state capital.
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