Two arrested in connection with murder of Malmö teen

Two men have been arrested suspected of being complicit in the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Malmö last January.

Two arrested in connection with murder of Malmö teen
Floral tributes at the bus stop where 16-year-old Ahmed Obaid was shot and killed last January. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

The same two men had been arrested last week suspected of being involved in a different murder of a 23-year-old man in the same city, newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

It had previously been speculated that there is a link between the two murders. The 23-year-old killed last week is reportedly a witness in the investigation of the shooting of the 16-year-old, arriving at the scene shortly after he was shot and taking a photograph which he then uploaded to social media. The 23-year-old explained to police that he did so in order to prove that he was there to help, according to the newspaper.

The fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ahmed Obaid at a bus stop in Malmö’s Rosengård district sent shockwaves through the local community, leading to hundreds of friends, families and neighbours taking part in a defiant demonstration in his memory. No one has been arrested for carrying out the murder.

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Last Thursday meanwhile, seven men were arrested in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old on the city’s Ramels väg road. Of the seven, one man has been remanded in custody on reasonable suspicion of murder, and two other men remanded suspected of complicity in the murder.

The other four were formally released on Monday while still under suspicion, but two of the released men were subsequently arrested and detained once more soon after – this time for complicity in the murder of 16-year-old Obaid, Sydsvenskan reports.

The chief prosecutor would not confirm whether the murders are linked and if it is the same two people arrested for the two murders.


Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.