By Selangor Journal Staff
SEPANG – A Libyan student who was recently arrested in connection with a hit-and-run case at Cyberjaya was charged with murder at the magistrate court today.
Ahmed Abdullah Ali appeared before magistrate Yusna Khadijah Md Yusop on Monday, 29 October.
No plea was recorded from the accused and the case has been fixed for mention on Dec 7.
The accused has been charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the mandatory death sentence.
He allegedly committed the offence at 7.35pm at Shaftsbury Square, 2350 Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6 in Cyberjaya on Oct 17.
Viral CCTV footage of the accident showed Wan Amirah being hit by a car and dragged along the street at Shaftsbury Square, as she was crossing the road at 7.35pm on Oct 17.
Wan Amirah, 31, passed away at Hospital Putrajaya at 5am on Oct 18.
The Libyan will also be charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code with voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means and a drug-related charge under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
The 24 year-old claimed trial to both charges.
Two of Ahmed’s friends, who are Yemeni, are facing separate drug-related charges under the same Section 15(1)(a).
The three men were arrested at about midnight on Oct 18 at Pusat Bandar Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan and at Verdi Residence in Cyberjaya, along with a Sabahan woman in connection with the hit-and-run incident.
However, the Sabahan woman was later released.
All four are students at an international university in Cyberjaya.