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Somalian wife, kids of Mangalurean jailed in Uganda arrive in city

Somalian wife, kids of Mangalurean jailed in Uganda arrive in city

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Mar 22, 2017: The Somalian wife and three children of Rasheed Shafi ( 33), a youth from Mangaluru  who is imprisoned in Uganda after   he was blamed for the loss of 10,000 dollars of  Gujarat based company  at Kampala, have arrived in the city with the benevolent help of  MFriends and several well wishers.


Rasheed Shafi ...

Rasheed Shafi ...

Rasheed Shafi ..

Shafi  who worked as a marketing manager of the company was robbed of the company amount  in July last year. Though a complaint was lodged the company blamed Shafi for the loss and he was eventually imprisoned after he could not reimburse the huge amount. His Ugandan wife and three kids who were in great distress since then managed to  eke out a living with the help of a local mosque.

Shahul Hameed, Trustee of MFriends narrated the plight of Shafi and his family comprising  three kids aged five, three and one. He said a case was filed against Shafi  on October 3 following which he was jailed.

Rasheed Vittla, Secretary of MFriends said arrangements were made for the return of the wife and kids of  Shafi in order to ensure their  safety. He also stated that  Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was also informed about their plight through a tweet and efforts to get  Shafi released  with the help of the Kannada Sangha there were futile due to the good influence enjoyed by Shafi’s employer.

G Mohammad Shafi, father of Rasheed Shafi alleged that his son’s passport has been in the custody of his employer and  that  his stay in Uganda would be termed illegal once the work permit expires in November.

Mihim Ibrahim Dahir, wife of Rasheed Shafi and children Shafi Ibrahim, Shafi Sultana and Shafi Sapna,  MFriends President Mohammad Haneef Goltamajalu and others were present.

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Vishwas, mangaluru Wed, March-22-2017, 7:40
luckily they are back safe
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