A student pilot from Sudan was arrested by authorities on Tuesday after he resisted arrest for jaywalking and spitting on Manila vice mayor Isko Moreno.
DZBB radio reporter Manny Vargas quoted Moreno as saying the 23-year-old foreigner tried to elbow him when the vice mayor’s group attempted to accost him for jaywalking.
“Itong foreigner na ito, tumawid sa gitna while green ang stoplight. Bakit daw namin inaaresto. Nang tinatabi namin siniko ako. (Nang dinadala) sa presinto dinuraan ako sa likod. Medyo malaking tao kaya malakas pumalag, hindi natin papayagan ito,” Domagoso told dzBB.
The suspect was identified as Amro Aboud Hassan Eitayeb, a Sudanese student pilot.
Initial investigation showed Eitayeb was caught jaywalking along a portion of Roxas Boulevard.
Police are determining if the foreigner was drunk when he resisted arrest.