Nairobi-based Turkish billionaire who disappeared mysteriously has been found in Turkey.
Selahaddin Gulen was reported to have been abducted on his way to the office of Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on May 3.
He is linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO).
The billionaire had filed a lawsuit at Kenya’s Kiambu Law Courts challenging plans to extradite him to Turkey. The transcontinental nation wanted him extradited over child molestation allegations, claims that he denied.
He argued that the real motive behind the plan was the ties with his uncle Fettullah Gulen accused of orchestrating a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016. Fettullah Gulen is an exile in the US.
“The Turkish authorities began a crackdown on all people who were directly or indirectly related to Fetullah Gulen. His relatives who were in Turkey were arrested on fictitious criminal charges and are serving long prison sentences,” he said in an affidavit.
After a month of silence, Turkish intelligence officials have confirmed that they abducted and flew him to Ankara.
“The Turkish intelligence captured a member of the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) and brought him back to Turkey,” Turkish State-run Anadolu News Agency reported on Monday night.