A Quebec man accused of kidnapping a woman in Wasaga Beach, Ont. in January was denied bail on Monday in a Barrie, Ont., courtroom.
Mohamad Lilo, 35, has been charged with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37. Lilo was arrested in his hometown of Brossard, Que. in July before being transferred to Ontario. Sources have said Lilo is Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend.
Lilo has also been charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping in connection with a prior assault on Hajtamiri in a Richmond Hill, Ont. parking garage on Dec. 21, when she was beaten with a frying pan.
Hajtamiri, who is of Iranian descent, has been missing since she was forcibly taken by three men wearing police gear on the evening of Jan. 12. She was abducted from a home where she’d been staying with relatives in Wasaga Beach, a popular tourist town at the southern end of Georgian Bay, north of Toronto.