Thursday, March 1, 2001
Perjury charges laid against exBy JOHN SCHMIED
BRAMPTON -- A woman was arrested on perjury charges yesterday after testifying at a hearing for a former boyfriend accused of abducting her son.
Bibi Nafeeza Mohamed, 34, was arrested after testifying at a preliminary hearing for lawyer Kadir Baksh, charged in the 10-day kidnapping of Mohamed's eight-year-old son in 1999.
Mohamed failed to show in court July 5 to begin testifying in the Baksh case, then turned up in August without an explanation, Peel Regional Police said.
Mohamed's son, Ansaar, was abducted from his home in May 1999, but turned up 10 days later at York University with Baksh, who had split with the mother, police allege.
Baksh, a prominent lawyer and activist in the West Indian community, was charged with abduction, kidnapping, assault, threatening death, forcible confinement and public mischief.
He has been outspoken on teen and gang violence, particularly since his son Shaun, 19, was found stabbed to death in east Toronto on July 21, 1998.
Mohamed was charged yesterday with three counts of perjury and is set to appear in court today for a bail hearing.
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