Nigerian man, Edalere Abioye has been arrested in Thailand for assaulting a police officer on duty after he accidentally landed a punch on a patrolman trying to break up a dispute between him and his landlord.
Abioye was apprehended after he was subdued by a large group of people as he tried to get away.
According to Phya Thai police chief Pol Colonel, Jessada Khumsarttra, Abioye was having a heated argument with his landlord over rent, and his fist directed at the landlord – accidentally landed on the patrolman, who jumped in between.
Though the dispute has been mediated, police will still charge Abioye with assaulting an official on active duty.
However, the incident came to lime light after clips of the fight and resulting melee went viral on Thai social media on September 2, The Nation Thailand reports.
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