Crime & the Law

Five Londoners charged in fraud and money laundering inquiry by Met Police Counter Terrorism Command

Westminster Magistrates Court. Image: Google Street View

Westminster Magistrates Court. Image: Google Street View

Five men from London and another from Luton have been charged with conspiracy to defraud by detectives working in the Met Police  Counter Terrorism Command.

SO15 have been investigating fraud and money laundering offences.

The police investigation is linked to extremists travelling to Syria.

The men were charged last night, (Wednesday, 6th May).

They are:

  • 23 year old Makzhumi Abukar, 23 from Holloway, N7;
  • 27 year old Mohammed Sharif Abokar, from Islington N1;
  • 21 year old Sakaria Aden from Stoke Newington, N16;
  • 22 year old Mohamed Dahir from Finsbury Park, N4;
  • 23 year old Yasser Abukar from Holloway, N7;
  • and 38 year old Ibrahim Anderson from Luton.

All five Londoners will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ court today Thursday, 7th May.

Ibrahim Anderson will be appearing in custody at Dunstable Magistrates’ court.

A 32-year-old woman who was also arrested at an address in north London on suspicion of money laundering has been bailed to a date to be confirmed.

All seven people were arrested on the morning of Wednesday, 6th May.

During the raids the Met Police say a 46-year-old woman was arrested at one of the addresses in north London on suspicion of an offence under section 2 of the Child Abduction Act 1984.

She was arrested in connection with an unrelated investigation over a young girl believed to have travelled to Turkey and has been bailed.

Two women aged 20 and 21 had been previously arrested over the inquiry on suspicion of an offence under the same legislation.

They’ve been bailed until June.

The Met say the girl’s current whereabouts are unknown.

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