Nigerian Man Dragged To Court For Spitting Blood Into Policewoman’s Eye In United Kingdom
41-year-old Nigerian man, Temisan Oritsejafor has been dragged to Warwick Crown Court in the United Kingdom for allegedly spitting blood into the eye of a policewoman, PC Napier.
According to reports, police were called to Oritsejafor’s flat in Wyken, Coventry, on April 18 after he became abusive towards neighbor Alison Osborne.
During the incident, Oritsejafor suffered a bloody nose and while he was being arrested he spat in PC Napier’s face.
Prosecutor Mark Phillips said that on April 18, the police were called to Vincent Wyles House because of an altercation between Oritsejafor and his neighbor, Alison Osborne.
The two officers asked to go into his flat to speak to him about what had happened, but Oritsejafor, who was on bail for a previous assault on a police officer, refused.
A male officer who believed he was being aggressive took him to the floor, and was assisted by a female colleague, Pc Napier, to restrain him.
“As they were getting him up, he spits into the officer’s face and it catches her straight in the eye,” the prosecutor said.
Oritsejafor admitted common assault and two charges of common assault on emergency workers at Warwick Crown Court.
Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said: “He is charged with two assaults on emergency workers, one of them while on bail. He must understand the sentence will be one of significant custody.
“I will be minded to pass deterrent sentences, and the sentence for the second matter is likely to be consecutive.”
Oritsejafor, who was appearing via a video link from the prison, told the judge: “I didn’t mean to spit in her face.”
But the judge told him: “It is very likely you will be receiving a significant custodial sentence for these matters.”
Oritsejafor was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.
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