Ethiopian and Somali found guilty of car theft and negligent driving
A 20-year-old Ethiopian residing in Xagħra, and a Somali of the same age, residing in Nadur, have been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment each after they stole a vehicle and drove it negligently.
The vehicle was of the Isuzu type. The case took place on 6 November in Munxar, Gozo.
Mohamud Ahmed Dahir (Ethiopian) and Adinasir Farah Ali (Somali) admitted in open court to stealing the car but not of reckless driving. After hearing all necessary witnesses, Magistrate Joe Mifsud, presiding over the case, found the accused guilty of driving negligently as well as car theft. He noted that both men had cooperated fully with the police.
In addition to two years’ imprisonment, Magistrate Mifsud also ordered them to pay a fine of €100 each, and banned them from driving for a period of eight days. Inspector Bernard Charles Spiteri prosecuted.
A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after the bike he was riding was involved in a traffic accident with a car in Qormi.
The accident happened in Luqa Road at 6pm on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old biker from Mġarr was taken to hospital for treatment. The driver of the Skoda, a 24-year-old from Qrendi, was unhurt.