LARNACA - Notorious former convict Andreas Onoufriou was remanded for eight days in custody on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder.
The fugitive had been on the run for nearly week after opening fire on police officers attempting to execute a search warrant on his Limassol flat based on information the 63-year-old had in his possession a G3 military-issued assault riffle and cash from a string of recent bank robberies.
Onoufriou, who was representing himself, interrupted the hearing before the Larnaca District Court several time saying he was not able to read a police report after having his glasses confiscated.
The fugitive who was arrested by Anti Terror Unit officers outside a house in Layia village on Tuesday claimed police opened fire on him as he was holding his four year old child and denied that he shot at officers during his arrest or the raid on his flat last week.
A 63-year-old man who is the owner of the house where Onoufriou appears to have been hiding was also remanded for four days in custody while the 57-year-old owner of the G3 rifle he was caught with got three days.