BIRMINGHAM: Police have charged a man with the murder of a Birmingham dad almost four years ago after the suspect was traced to a house in Norway. Abdulahi Shire was sought over the fatal stabbing of Zakir Nawaz in Highfield Road, Washwood Heath, on 10 September 2016.
According to West Midlands Police, a European Arrest Warrant was issued shortly after the killing – which had been sparked by a minor road rage collision – and our detectives were working with Europol in a bid to locate Shire.
He was detained earlier this month by Norwegian police and yesterday transported back to the UK by West Midlands Police officers.
24-year-old of no fixed address – who is originally from Holland – has now been
charged with murder and is due to appear in Birmingham Magistrates Court this
morning (29 July).
Two other men have already been convicted in
connection with Mr Nawaz’s death. Warsame Mohamed was initially jailed for
four-and-a-half years in July 2019 after admitting manslaughter – but we
appealed his sentence as being unduly lenient and the Court of Appeal later
increased it to seven years. And a 29-year-old man was jailed in March 2017 for
two years having admitting a charge of violent disorder.