Taxi industry shocked by loss of taxi driver in Melbourne

Aug 29 2016

Update: 27 August

Police have made a breakthrough in the murder of Melbourne taxi driver, Mohamud Muketar who was killed in Fitzroy after finishing work in April earlier this year.

It is understood that charges against a homeless man over Mr Muketar’s murder are imminent, after he was arrested by police over a string of serious crimes a fortnight ago.

Grieving dad of slain taxi driver Mohamud Muketar says cops close to arrest
Herald Sun, 27 August


April 22

The Victorian Taxi Association is shocked and saddened by the news of the death of 31-year-old taxi driver Mohamud Muketar in the Fitzroy area overnight. 

We are yet to understand the circumstances of the events but the industry will do all it can to assist police in their investigation. 

We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the driver. 

Our thoughts too are with drivers around the state who service the traveling public, especially late at night as they come to terms with this news.

We'll continue to provide the industry with updates as more information becomes available.

The VTA is aware that Silver Top Taxi Services is in the process of establishing a fund to support the driver’s family and that the team at the Melrose café at the airport holding yard are also collecting donations to be passed to the driver’ father directly.”

Media:
Taxi driver dies metres from Fitzroy police station, homicide squad investigating
The Age

Man found with injuries near Fitzroy police station dies on street
Herald Sun

Taxi driver stabbed to death near Fitzroy town hall
3AW

Police 'embarrassed' by response to taxi driver's death
The Age

New appeal in  Fitzroy cabbie murder hunt
Herald Sun

Police search for clues for taxi driver murder
Herald Sun

 

Pedestrian caught on CCTV comes forward in Fitzroy cab driver Mohamud Muketar’s murder
Herald Sun

 

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