A Kwale Court has lifted a warrant of arrest against Nyali MP Mohammed Ali and allowed the former investigative journalist to withdraw a surety that he stood for a terror suspect.
The MP popularly known as Moha Jicho Pevu faced arrest after the suspect, Noordin Abdalla Hassan, failed to appear in court more than a dozen times.
The suspect was finally arrested on Tuesday in Majengo, Mombasa County.
While pleading for the warrant of arrest against Moha Ali to be lifted, his lawyer Titus Kirui told the court that the Nyali MP had played a key role in ensuring that Abdalla Hassan was arrested.
“The surety was instrumental in tracing and having him arrested. He is present in court and wishes to withdraw his surety,” Kirui said.
Senior Principal Magistrate Joe Omido ruled that: “The warrant of arrest issued against the surety, Mohammed Ali, is hereby lifted as the accused person has now been apprehended and brought before court.
“As the cash bail(of Sh50,000) had not been forfeited, the same be refunded to the surety upon his discharge. The surety is allowed to withdraw and is discharged.”
Hassan, who was charged with 12 counts of terror-related charges, is remanded at Shimo La Tewa Maximum Security Prison until November 18, when he returns to court.