Fugitive linked to suitcase body murder extradited

September 8, 2010

A Lebanese man wanted by Scotland Yard for his link with the murder of a Canadian woman found in a suitcase in London 11 years ago was extradited by Bahrain, the interior ministry said.

Yusuf Ahmad Wahid was arrested last month in Bahrain which he entered on a genuine Lebanese passport, but under the fake name of Ibrahim Fawzi Hadid.

The ministry said that the 41-year-old, who was working at a private company, was arrested following a three-month investigation in Bahrain by police acting on information from Scotland Yard.

Manama and London do not have a formal extradition agreement, prompting his case to be referred to the public prosecution and to a local court.

According to the charges from London, the repeatedly-stabbed body of his victim, 28-year-old Moroccan-born Canadian citizen Fatima Kama was found inside a black suitcase abandoned on the third floor of a car park at London’s Heathrow Airport on July 17, 1999.

The British police said that the motive for the murder could have been the theft of Fatima’s money and jewellery, which have never been recovered.





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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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