Ben Abio and Abraham Ajang Yaak face court docket over homicide cost


A 13th particular person has been arrested over the lethal north Brisbane park brawl which claimed the lifetime of a 19-year-old and injured 11 others.

A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed a 13th particular person had been arrested, however had not but been charged.

It comes as two males had been charged with the homicide of Girum Mekonnen in a single day, a day after 10 others had been charged.

One of many males charged in a single day will struggle the fees, his lawyer has confirmed.

Safety was on excessive alert as Ben Abio, 19, and Abraham Ajang Yaak, 26, fronted Brisbane Arrests Courtroom on Friday morning over the alleged homicide of Girum Mekonnen.

It adopted emotional scenes outdoors court docket because the 10 males charged over the Zillmere brawl appeared in court docket on Thursday.

Yaak’s relations remained outdoors the court docket as he appeared through video hyperlink on Friday.

The Redbank Plains males had been charged on Thursday evening with 12 counts of acts meant to trigger grievous bodily hurt and one depend every of homicide, affray and disobedience to lawful order.

The arrests convey the entire variety of males charged within the ongoing investigation to 12.

Neither males made purposes for bail as their issues had been adjourned.

Yaak’s lawyer, Basil Karsas, stated his consumer would contest the fees.

Outdoors court docket he instructed reporters Yaak was doing “all proper” however stated it was “too early to remark any additional”.

Abio and Yaak are the most recent males to be charged alongside Kresto Wal Wal, Yohana Wal Wal, Gabreal Wal Wal, Santo Wal, Majok Riel Majok, Anas Ayman Abdu Musa, Juma Makuol Deng Makuol, Chan Kuchmol Kon and Alex Edward Deng and Joseph Lokolong.

Police allege the group was concerned in a violent gang brawl at O’Callaghan Park in Zillmere on September 13.

The struggle resulted within the demise of Mr Mekonnen, 19, after he was allegedly bashed and stabbed throughout the struggle.

All 12 males will stay behind bars till their subsequent look till November 16.

The Courier Mail reported Makuol, 23, had three excellent warrants for his arrest when he was taken into custody on Wednesday.

He’s additionally dealing with a number of fees of breaching his bail.