FREED

Terror suspect freed on Sh5M bond

Nyaloti ordered Aboud to report to Mombasa Anti terror police unit once in every two weeks.

In Summary

• Chief magistrate Edina Nyaloti released Salim Aboud Ali on a bond of Sh5 million with two sureties of the same amount.

• Nyaloti dismissed a photograph evidence produced in court by the prosecution alleging that Aboud was among the armed and dangerous criminals in the Country.

Terror suspect freed on Sh5M bond
Terror suspect freed on Sh5M bond
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A terror suspect nursing gunshot wounds in Mombasa was released on bond.

Chief magistrate Edina Nyaloti released Salim Aboud Ali on a bond of Sh5 million with two sureties of the same amount.

Nyaloti ordered Aboud to report to Mombasa Anti terror police unit once in every two weeks.

 

"Prosecution has not demonstrated to the court on how the accused person will interfere with the witnesses and therefore I do not find compelling reason to deny him bond" Nyaloti ruled.

Court ruled that the prosecution did not produce the list of wanted armed gang which they alleged the suspect was among and did not inform court on the duration investigation will take to be completed.

Nyaloti dismissed a photograph evidence produced in court by the prosecution alleging that Aboud was among the armed and dangerous criminals in the Country.

She said the photography was a newspaper cutting and the court could not relay on it for bond determination.

Prosecution had applied to the court to deny the accused person bail pending the hearing and determination of a terror case against him.

Senior prosecution counsel Erick Masila claimed that Aboud was among terror suspects planning to attack the Coast region and had been hiding in Tanzania since February 2013.

Aboud is charged with three counts of being a member of Al-Shabaab, attempting to attack a police officer with a knife and obstructing a police officer executing duties.

The case is set for pre trial on November 14.