SASKATOON – A preliminary hearing has been set for a man who attempted to escape into the U.S. after Saskatoon Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest on a second-degree murder charge.
A hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for 33-year-old Afrah Ali to stand trial is scheduled to proceed April 4 in Saskatoon Provincial Court. It was set for January and was adjourned.
Ali was brought back to Saskatoon in July 2021 from the United States. The United States Border Patrol arrested Ali on Jan. 23, 2021, when he was trying to enter their country illegally.
In August 2020, Saskatoon Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for Ali’s arrest for shooting and killing 30-year-old Logan Nayneecassum outside Aria Food and Spirits in the 200 block of Slimmon Road. Police were called to the pub at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2020, for a report of an injured man. First responders found him suffering from a gunshot wound and transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The charges against Ali haven’t been proven in court.