Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced on Friday that a fourth individual has been arrested and charged in connection with the kidnapping of Elnaz Hajtamiri in 2022. Adams Suleman Ankamah, a 29-year-old resident of Brampton, is facing charges that include kidnapping, unauthorized possession of a firearm, several firearms-related offenses, and possession of proceeds of property obtained by a crime over $5,000. Ankamah is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Barrie on June 1.
Additionally, an arrest warrant has been issued for Deshawn Davis, a 35-year-old man from Toronto, in connection with the case, according to investigators.
Hajtamiri was forcibly taken from a relative’s residence in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, by three masked men dressed in fake police gear on the night of January 12, 2022. The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a white Lexus RX 350 SUV, believed to be a model from 2016 to 2022.
Since her abduction, Hajtamiri has not been seen or heard from. A joint reward of $100,000 from the OPP and York Regional Police is currently offered to anyone with information that could lead to her whereabouts.
Mohamad Lilo, Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend from Brossard, Quebec, had previously been charged with kidnapping in connection with her abduction. He also faces charges of attempted murder and attempted kidnapping related to a previous assault on Hajtamiri. Several other individuals have been charged in connection with a separate incident in which Hajtamiri was allegedly assaulted with a frying pan in a Richmond Hill underground parking garage on December 20, 2021. During that incident, she sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.
Police describe Hajtamiri as approximately five feet three inches tall, with a slim build. Before her disappearance, she had shoulder-length black hair, although it had been cut shorter shortly beforehand.