An undercover Mountie says Ali Omar Ader admitted receiving $10,000 in ransom cash for his position within the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia.
The RCMP officer, who can’t be legally known, is telling an Ontario courtroom nowadays about how he posed as a businessman to achieve Ader’s self assurance and promise him a e book-publishing contract.
Lindhout used to be a contract journalist from Red Deer, Alta., when she and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan have been grabbed via masked males close to Mogadishu in August 2008 whilst operating on a tale.
Ader, a 40-year-previous Somali nationwide, has pleaded now not to blame in Ontario Superior Court to a felony price of hostage-taking.
The RCMP officer says he first made touch with Ader via phone in June 2010, seven months after Lindhout and Brennan have been freed.
The officer tells of assembly with Ader at the island of Mauritius and once more in Ottawa, the place he used to be arrested and charged in June 2015.