Saturday, January 24, 2009

Labour Councillor - Election Fraud

Enricher of Elections

A FORMER councillor is wanted by police investigating election fraud.
Mohammed Najib was arrested last May after the local elections, it emerged yesterday.

But he failed to answer bail in September and is now believed to be abroad.

Calderdale's first Asian councillor lost his Labour seat in Park ward last year after a 22-year stint.

It is believed Mr Najib is now living in Pakistan and inquiries are being made to trace him there.


UPDATE Jan 24 2009

READERS rang the Courier yesterday to say they had seen wanted former Halifax councillor Mohammed Najib on David Dickinson's The Real Deal.
Mr Najib was seen to peer through a screen during an antiques viewing at Halifax Town Hall.

The show was aired yesterday but was recorded a few months ago.

Heather Terry, of Mixenden, said: "I've just seen your missing ex-councillor."

Mr Najib's solicitor confirmed the images were of his client.

Mr Najib is wanted by police investigating election fraud.

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