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Woman who lured 'healer' jailed

Alfusaine Jabbi
Alfusaine Jabbi was found dead in a Luton park

A woman who lured a faith healer back to Luton, where he was later murdered, has been jailed for two years.

Alfusaine Jabbi was found dead in April 2006 after he failed to repay 14,000 paid to him by a client who felt she was duped, Luton Crown Court heard.

Two other people were jailed in March for the murder of Mr Jabbi.

Rubina Shah, 39, of Willow Way, Luton, was convicted by the jury of conspiracy to falsely imprison Mr Jabbi. The court heard she was seduced into the plot.

Judge John Bevan QC told Shah in court on Thursday: "I accept your involvement ended when you greeted him at the door of the house where he later died and I am sure you did not know what fate was to befall him."

'Utterly devastated'

Shah was told she would have to serve one year of the sentence less 49 days she has already spent in custody.

Defence barrister Abbas Lakha QC told the court: "She [Shah] is utterly devastated and genuinely remorseful about the consequences of her actions. She had no idea what was planned for Mr Jabbi."

On 10 March, Tariq Malik, 29, of Selborne Road, Luton, was jailed for a minimum term of 22 years for murder, conspiracy to imprison and two charges of perverting the course of justice.

Imran Khan, 27, of Rondini Road, Luton, was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum term of 20 years after being found guilty of murder, conspiracy to imprison and two charges of perverting the course of justice.

During the original trial the court heard how Mr Jabbi set himself up as a faith healer in Luton and conned money from vulnerable clients.

One disgruntled customer, Rubina Maroof, wanted her money back but Mr Jabbi, 22, left town and he refused to take her phone calls.

Mrs Maroof, who has since fled to Pakistan with her family, knew Shah through their children attending the same school and persuaded her to ring Mr Jabbi posing as a potential client.

Shah called him and he agreed to come to Luton to see her. She was at Mrs Maroof's home in Pembroke Avenue, Luton, when he arrived, but left almost immediately.

While at the house he was viciously tortured and killed and his body dumped at Leagrave Park, where it was found on 29 April 2006.




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