Taiwan seeks double-murder suspect who fled to Japan

Japan Today
Date: May 5, 2019

TAIPEITaiwanese authorities are seeking the assistance of Interpol in locating an Iraqi man who last week fled with his 1-year-old son to Japan where he works after allegedly killing his Taiwanese parents-in-law.

Prosecutors issued a statement saying they sought an arrest warrant for Ali Hammad Jomaah and notified immigration authorities to arrest him should he re-enter Taiwan.

The island’s Criminal Investigation Bureau earlier confirmed that it has requested the assistance of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) through their Japanese counterparts to locate Jomaah, who left Taiwan on April 30 on a flight to Japan.

Media reports said Jomaah, 31, initially flew to Taiwan on March 26 from Japan, where he works as an English teacher. The purpose of the trip was to meet with his Taiwanese wife, surnamed Hsiao, to discuss their pending divorce and custody problems.

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