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Six face terror fraud charges

Published 07/05/2015

Six men have been charged in connection with a fraud probe linked to extremists travelling to Syria
Six men have been charged in connection with a fraud probe linked to extremists travelling to Syria

Six men have been charged by counter-terrorism police investigating fraud allegations linked to extremists travelling to Syria.

Makzhumi Abukar, 23, of Holloway, north London, Mohammed Sharif Abokar, 27, of Islington, Sakaria Aden, 21, of Stoke Newington, Mohamed Dahir, 22, of Finsbury Park, Yasser Abukar, 23, of Holloway, and Ibrahim Anderson, 38, of Luton, Bedfordshire, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

Five of the men will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates court today, while Abokar will appear in custody at Dunstable Magistrates Court.

A 32-year-old woman arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of money laundering has been bailed.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command raided seven addresses in London and one in Luton yesterday.

Police said 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 were previously arrested over the inquiry on suspicion of an offence under the same legislation. They have been bailed until June.

The Met said the girl's current whereabouts are unknown.

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