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General-prosecution refers man accused of killing ADIB Egypt CEO to court

The defendant was charged with murder, robbery, and the possession of melee arms

Ahram Online , Thursday 1 Dec 2016
Nevine Loutfy
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Egypt's general prosecution referred on Thursday the defendant in the murder case of Abu-Dhabi's Islamic Bank Egyptian CEO Nevine Loutfy to criminal court.

The defendant, Abdel-Aty Saber, was charged with murder, robbery, and the possession of melee arms, according to a statement issued today by the prosecution.

Last week, police arrested Saber one day after Loutfy was found murdered inside her home in 6 October City.

The 49-year-old Saber had previously worked as a security guard for a year-and-a-half in the compound where Loutfy resided, prosecutors said.

The prosecution said Saber was found with Loutfy's iPad, mobile phone and 5,000 UAE Dirhams.

According to an earlier statement issued by the ministry of interior, Saber knew that the CEO lived alone and was able to disable surveillance cameras.

The ministry added that Saber had previously been previously accused in cases involving possession of arms and drugs, and was once sentenced to three months in jail on robbery charges.

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