Kidnapping charge for another Brampton resident in abduction of Elnaz Hajtamir


Published May 26, 2023 at 2:14 pm

Elnaz Hajtamiri is shown in an Ontario Provincial Police handout photo.

Yet another Brampton resident has been charged in the kidnapping of Elnaz Hajtamir, who’s been missing for over a year after she was reportedly abducted by men dressed as police officers.

The Orillia OPP says a 29-year-old Brampton man was arrested on Wednesday (May 24) and charged with kidnapping and various firearm offences in the Hajtamir case.

Hajtamiri was abducted by three people dressed in police gear from a relative’s house on Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach on Jan. 12, 2022, police say. Since then police have made multiple arrests including a 30-year-old from Brampton, a 35-year-old from Etobicoke, and Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend Mohamad Lilowith.

Less than a month before her abduction, police say Hajtamiri was attacked in an underground garage near Yonge St. and Bantry Ave. Hajtamiri was struck in the head with a frying pan and required some 40 stitches after the incident, police said.

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Lilowith has been charged in both the kidnapping and the attack with police laying an attempted murder charge against the man following the frying pan assault.

Police said on Friday that Adams Suleman Ankamah, 29, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Kidnapping
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $ 5000

The accused is the fourth to face charges in the kidnapping.

Despite a long list of arrests police are still searching for Hajtamiri and a $100,000 reward has been offered for anyone with information that will lead to her being found.

Police also have an arrest warrant for Deshawn Davis, 35, of Toronto in connection with the case and investigators believe he may be in the Greater Toronto Area.

And police are still looking to identify persons of interest who rented vehicles in December 2021. They are not considered suspects in the kidnapping, but police say they may have information related to the case.

Police are urging members of the public to help with the search for Hajtamir by sharing the hashtag #BringElnazHome on social media.

Anyone with information about the case of any of these individuals is asked to contact the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or through the dedicated tip line at 1-833-728-3415. You can also contact Ontario CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting

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