Egypt’s prosecutor refers TV presenter Shaimaa Gamal suspected killers to court



Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 12:27 GMT


Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 12:27 GMT

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy

CAIRO - 7 July 2022: Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy referred Ayman Hagag, a member of the judicial authorities, and businessman Hussein el Gharabli to the criminal court, on Thursday, on charges of the premeditated murder of TV presenter Shaimaa Gamal.

The Public Prosecution has earlier remanded in custody the husband of the victim, pending investigations into his involvement in the case.

The buried body of the TV presenter was discovered in a rented ranch after a man, the second suspect, willingly offered his testimony in the case.

He then confessed to his participation in the crime.

The departed was in her 40s. She was known for her program ElMoshagheba (The Troublemaker) on LTC satellite channel, from which she moved to work for El Hadath satellite channel.

On June 30, Security authorities announced arresting a man accused of killing his wife, TV presenter Shaimaa Gamal, in Suez governorate after intensifying investigations and gathering the required information.

Earlier in June, the Public Prosecution announced launching a probe into the murder of Gamal after her husband, a member of a judicial authority, reported that she is missing.

The husband told the prosecution that his wife disappeared from in front of a commercial complex in October city in Giza without accusing anyone.

Later, a person expressed to the prosecution willingness to give his testimony about the incident, saying he maintain a close relationship with the husband of Gamal.

The person said the husband is involved in the murder of Gamal over difference between them, affirming that he watched the circumstances of the murder and knows the place where Gamal is buried.

The prosecution obtained a permission from the judicial authority where the husband works to start investigations against him in the incident and ordered his arrest.

The prosecution said it followed the husband’s itinerary on the day of murder and found the body of the victim after being guided by the person, who said that he watched the crime.

The prosecution ordered detaining the person for four days pending investigation after he admitted being part of the crime.





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