Police have arrested 19 people in connection with the stabbing of Ahmed Ibrahim ‘Campus’ didi on 27 December.
Didi was badly injured in the attack and was flown to India for medical treatment, while the attackers escaped with almost US$250,000 and Rf1 million in cash.
Chief Inspector of Police Mohamed Jamsheed said the 19 suspects were arrested with variety of weapons, including knives, spears and knuckle dusters, which police believe were used in the attack on Campus Didi.
‘We suspect these weapons were used to stab Campus Didi, as some of the [forensic evidence] we needed was found on these weapons,’ said Jamsheed.
Five of the people arrested were under the age of 18, he said, adding that only a few of the suspects were cooperating with police while most were remaining silent.
‘Some amount’ of the money robbed was recovered, he said.
Jamsheed added the investigation was ongoing and that police could not yet link the attack to similar recent incidents in male’.
‘These robberies are well planned and organised. We are advising people to get help from the police when carrying a large amount of money from one place to another.’
Police said they were currently unable to question Campus Didi as he was still being treated overseas.