Friday March 29, 2019
By Jonny Wakefield
Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 32, was in court on March 28, 2019, just over a week after parting ways with his two lawyers. Supplied / Edmonton
An Edmonton judge on Thursday ordered the man accused in a Sept. 30,
2017, attack on a city police officer and pedestrians to get new legal
Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 32, was in court just over a week after parting ways with his two lawyers.Sharif,
accused of running down and stabbing a police officer and striking
pedestrians in downtown Edmonton with a U-Haul truck, is facing a string
of charges including five counts of attempted murder. Police at first
referred to the events of Sept. 30 as “acts of terrorism,” though no
terrorism-related charges were ever laid.
He is scheduled to go to
trial on the charges this fall. But three weeks into a pre-trial
proceeding this month, he parted ways with his lawyers, Tom Engel and
Engel confirmed last Thursday that he advised the court on March 20 that Sharif had terminated their retainer agreement.