One of three Greater Toronto Area (GTA – not the game, Grand Theft Auto) men arrested for allegedly sex trafficking an Edmonton teen was pinched in April for the cold-blooded 2021 murder of a Scarborough dad following a Leafs game, the Toronto Sun has learned.
Abilaziz Mohamed, 32, had sat atop the BOLO program as Canada’s most wanted for less than a day when he was arrested in Toronto for the Oct. 13, 2021 slaying of Craig MacDonald in the parking lot of a Boston Pizza.
Now, cops allege that Mohamed was involved in the trafficking of the 17-year-old Alberta girl who was recruited and flown to Toronto to work in the sex trade when she turned 18 years old.
She was allegedly lured into the sick operation “through a combination of deception and coercion.” For eight days, she was sex trafficked around the GTA at various hotels and a house. She was also allegedly forced to sell illegal drugs.
Any money she earned from selling sex or drugs was turned over to her pimps. Detectives say that a 38-year-old woman was also assaulted during the sex trafficking period.
On Nov. 11, 2021, Yonathan “Yogi” Wolde, 30, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with a slew of sex trafficking charges, breach of probation, trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl and heroin and assault causing bodily harm.
On Nov. 10, 2021, Kalid Mohamed, 28, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and two counts of sexual assault.
On Friday, Abilaziz Mohamed, 32, of Toronto, was arrested. In addition to the charges he faces in MacDonald’s murder, he has been charged with trafficking in persons by exercising control, and assault causing bodily harm.
Toronto Police released photos of the accused, fearing that there may be more victims.
When the BOLO program put out a list at the end of April naming Canada’s most wanted killers, Abilaziz Mohamed was number one.
Cops say that a minor beef between Mohamed and MacDonald escalated, and the alleged killer waited for his prey in the parking lot where he shot the 43-year-old devoted dad.
“It was completely, utterly ridiculous,” one police source told the Sun. “Just stupid and pointless.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477).
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