Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rajaee Ali arrested again


CHARGED: Rajaee Ali

Mark Fraser

Less than eight days after he was released from custody, 28-year-old Rajaee Ali, former coordinator at the now defunct LifeSport Programme, was arrested on Saturday afternoon.

According to police reports, at about 12.40 p.m. on Saturday a party of officers from the Northern Division were on mobile patrol along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, when they had cause to stop a blue Nissan Navara pick-up with three occupants.

Upon searching the vehicle, the officers reportedly found the carcass of what appeared to be a wild animal. The three were immediately detained for possession of prohibited meat.

Upon questioning the driver, the officers realised that he was operating the vehicle without a valid driverís license. Investigations are continuing.

On July 22, Ali and 17 other persons were arrested at the Carapo Mosque in relation to several inquiries including kidnapping and gang related activities.

The 16 men and two women were subsequently released on July 25, with no such charges being levied against any of them.

At a press briefing held that same day, Ali told reporters that he felt as though he was being victimised by the police as he claimed he was not doing anything wrong or illegal, yet he was still being targeted.