An incident, which occurred earlier this afternoon, on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Independence Street, has left a man, believed to be Donaldson Popone, in police custody.
Popene, according to eyewitnesses, was seen arguing with a sound-system operator, who would only refer to himself as ‘Hanif’, on the same corner moments before the two began fighting.
After initially hurling verbal insults at ‘Hanif’ over a song that was playing that he disliked, Popone proceeded to throw missiles in the direction and vicinity of the sound system.
According to ‘Hanif’, the resulting scuffle was broken up by police and perhaps due to Popone reluctance to adhere to the guidelines of the police, he was arrested and taken, bleeding, to the police lock-up
It is claimed that ‘Hanif’ walked down the street and warned a police officer of the man’s attitude and conduct. Realizing that Popone was about to pick up more bottles to throw at him, ‘Hanif’ acted quickly and hit him in the head with a stone.