Man charged with setting Mercedes on fire in Valletta

A man has been remanded in custody over last November’s arson attack on a luxury car in Valletta

A man has been remanded in custody over last November’s arson attack on a luxury car in Valletta.

Unemployed Ateri Ahmed Alfurjani, 45 from Tripoli and living at Half Far open centre is alleged to have procured the fuel used to burn the car and assisted in setting it alight. Two other men are being investigated by the police in connection with the crime.

He was charged with complicity in the arson attack on the Mercedes before magistrate Nadine Lia this morning, Alfrujani pleaded not guilty to the charge. Bail was not requested.

Inspector Jeffrey Scicluna prosecuted. Lawyer Mark Mifsud Cutajar was legal aid counsel.

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