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
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.”
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