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Remand over possible abduction of man reported as missing (Update)

A 40-year-old man was remanded on Sunday for eight days in connection with the disappearance of a 31-year-old man from Syria.

The suspect, who is from Jordan, is being investigated for the alleged abduction and possible murder of 31-year-old Ahmed Zaidan who was reported as missing from his Limassol home on February 14.

The 40-year-old is believed to have been the last person to have met Zaidan before his disappearance.

Police on Sunday said they continue investigations to locate the missing man who was released from prison recently after serving a sentence for the possession of a gun and cases of thefts and break-ins. He was last seen on February 14 when he left his home, saying he was to meet someone.

A relative of his had reported his disappearance on February 20. Police had located the car the 31-year-old was using the same day in an area in Limassol. The car belongs to a Syrian man who is currently in prison for a murder attempt back in November 2018.

The head of Limassol CID Ioannis Soteriades said the 40-year-old was the last to see the missing man. He said he was arrested on the suspicion of abducting the 31-year-old with the aim of murdering him.

The suspect reportedly denies any involvement saying he was friends with the 31-year-old whom he met in prison and had no reason to harm him.

 

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