Saudi man is accused of sexual assault in Canada, but his location remains mystery


Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi, 28, a Saudi citizen who studied at a college in Nova Scotia, Canada, and faces a number of legal prices failed to point out for a courtroom date and authorities don’t know the place he’s, based on the native Chronicle Herald newspaper.

Alzoabi was to face prices of sexual assault, assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats, legal harassment, harmful driving and assault with a weapon (a automobile) in separate trials associated to 2 incidents that occurred in Sydney between 2016 and 2017.

His $37,500 bail, posted in money, which was forfeited at a listening to on Monday was supplied by the Saudi embassy, and Canada’s Cape Breton police confirmed to the Chronicle Herald on that they’ve the passport he was pressured to show over.

“It ought to be unattainable (for him to depart the nation or enter one other with no passport) until Saudi Arabia furnished him with a Saudi journey doc,” Halifax-based immigration legal professional Lee Cohen informed the newspaper. “They’ve completed this earlier than.”

This comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is already underneath worldwide stress over the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a workforce of Saudi brokers, amid its unpopular conflict in Yemen and as teenage asylum-seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was granted asylum in Canada after fleeing Saudi Arabia final week, saying she feared her household would kill her.

The Saudi Arabian Embassy didn’t reply to a Chronicle Herald request for touch upon Alzoabi.

And Alzoabi refuses to say the place he’s. “Most likely not,” he informed the Chronicle Herald when requested through a Facetime name whether or not he was in Canada. “… I can’t let you know that.”

Alzoabi mentioned he received’t come again to Cape Breton, an island of about 132,000 inhabitants off the east coast of Nova Scotia, to face the costs as a result of he thinks they’re “unfair.”

The Chronicle Herald mentioned it couldn’t publish particulars in regards to the precise incidents, as the costs are nonetheless technically headed for trial.

Whereas Alzoabi informed the newspaper he “nonetheless loves Canadians,” that sentiment shouldn’t be essentially shared mutually within the space.

“He was impolite, obnoxious and thought he was above ladies and the principles,” Jessica Hines, supervisor of Kevin’s Towing in Sydney, Cape Breton, informed the newspaper.

“First time I met him consisted of him coming in my workplace and snapping his fingers as a result of I didn’t greet him fast sufficient as I used to be busy,” Hines mentioned.


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“I instantly marked my dominance by telling him, ‘I don’t soar for males after they snap their fingers at me,’ and made him sit and watch for close to an hour.”

Alzoabi turned an everyday customer to Hines’s workplace as she continued to tow his automobiles.

Between March 2012 and April 2016, Alzoabi racked up 34 motorcar infractions for dashing, driving with an invalid licence and for driving uninsured, unregistered and uninspected automobiles.

The unpaid fines quantity to $68,967.

Canadian authorities admit they don’t know the place Alzoabi is, the place he fled or if he’s overseas.

Native authorities mentioned that if Alzoabi is in Canada and is recognized by police, the warrants for his arrest will seem. These warrants are “unendorsed,” that means if he was arrested once more he wouldn’t be launched from custody.

Requested what he plans for the longer term, Alzoabi informed the newspaper, “I don’t know, perhaps Saudi Arabia.”

Alzoabi’s social media posts depict a life-style of ostentatious wealth, together with a video of him consuming a gold-encrusted sundae and a photograph of a home with three luxurious automobiles.


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