The inmate, Nicholas Myles, who was recently sentenced to six months in prison for robbery with aggravation, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm after he allegedly assaulted the complainant last Thursday in the Half-Way-Tree police lock-up.
Myles, however, denied the allegations.
"Your Honour, a him want touch me, a push him hand and try fi touch me and dem beat him. I didn't lick him," Myles said. He was remanded in custody until July 2.
According to police reports, Myles approached the complainant, who is charged with buggery, and asked him if he was in cell number 1 and called him a "groundser". Myles then reportedly asked the complainant if " bare b...man" were in the cell and the complainant told him that he was placed inside the cell because the others were full and that there were a lot of old people in the cell with him.
Myles then reportedly told the complainant to go under the bunk bed and he and another inmate reportedly kicked the complainant all over his body causing bruises.
Myles then reportedly told the complainant, "B...man fi dead and bad man nuh get charge fi dem tings deh."
It was also reported that Myles told the complainant that he was going to kill him if the matter went to court.