THE bail application of a Nigerian national accused of murdering a disabled Port Elizabeth man with a pencil was halted yesterday after it emerged that the accused had undergone military training in his home country.
Speculation is now rife that his training could be linked to the bizarre way in which Mohamed Laher was killed while praying in the Rudolph Street mosque on August 8, as Muslims around the world prepared to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the month of fasting.
The wheelchair-bound Laher, 44, of Malabar, was beaten with an electrical cord, but ultimately died when he was stabbed with a pencil in his ear.
Mohammed Aliko, a 29-year-old NMMU human resources honours student, was arrested just hours after the murder when he visited the same mosque for prayers later that night.
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