Five people arrested in Abubaker murder in Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM: West Midlands Police have arrested five men in connection with a fatal shooting in Birmingham more than two years ago – including one suspect tracked down in Scotland and another in Sweden.

The men are suspected of involvement in the murder of 24-year-old Abdul Rahman Abubaker was shot in Stratford Road on the night of 15 May 2018.

Abdul Rahman Abubaker was shot dead in Birmingham in 2018

One of the suspects, 22-year-old Abdirahman Yusuf, was brought back to the UK from Sweden on Tuesday (4 Aug) and has since been charged with murder.

He appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday and was set to appear at the city’s crown court today.

A second man has also been charged with murder.

His name is Mustafa Omar, aged 20, of no fixed address but who we arrested in the Alum Rock area on Wednesday. He was set to appear before magistrates in Birmingham today.

Another man, aged 25, arrested from the same Alum Rock address has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

We arrested a 22-year-old Nechells man yesterday; he remains in custody for questioning over the killing.

And another 22-year-old man was detained at an address in Glasgow last night. He’s since been transported to one of our custody blocks where he remains for questioning.

Superintendent Ed Foster is leading the investigation, said: “An extensive investigation has been going on behind the scenes for many, many months. We have now reached the point where two people have been charged and more arrested. “We made a promise to Abdul’s family to bring those responsible for his death to justice and we are still committed to that aim.”