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Barrister sets up married lover with ‘malicious’ revenge campaign

Oxford Crown Court heard that Ahmed also set up fake email accounts in the victim’s name and used them to send herself threatening emails. (iStock Image)

By: Sattwik Biswal

WHEN Anisah Ahmed, 33, found out her ex-lover was married she began a ‘comprehensive’ revenge campaign and made false rape claims by staging her own kidnapping and stabbing.

Ahmed, a barrister had been jailed after she attempted to frame another fellow barrister Iqbal Mohammed, 38, for rape, claiming he had sexually assaulted her on several occasions in a ‘detailed and convincing’ false report.

She also recruited her ex-boyfriend Mustafa Hussain, 34, to buy a phone in the victim’s name to support her fake allegation that she had received threatening phone calls.

Oxford Crown Court heard that Ahmed also set up fake email accounts in the victim’s name and used them to send herself threatening emails.

Mohammed said his ordeal was akin to 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction and added that police told him that Ahmed may have targeted him because he had been the star of a BBC documentary called The Barristers.

The series that aired in 2008, had law students including Mohammed taking their first steps into the profession after passing the Bar Vocational Course.

Ahmed met Mohammed, who is still with his wife, through LinkedIn more than six years ago and embarked upon a relationship with him in 2014, the court heard.

When the snubbed lawyer found out that her lover was married, she began a campaign of revenge described in court as “malicious’ and ‘even evil.”

Ahmed was handed a discretionary life sentence with a minimum term of four years and six months.

Judge Michael Gledhill said: “This case clearly involved very careful planning to destroy the personal and professional life of the victim. The lengths you went to, to exact revenge on Mr Mohammed were almost beyond belief.

“Your actions, Ms Ahmed, were malicious, even evil. You persisted with them over a prolonged period of time and you recruited Hussain and others to assist you.

“False allegations can have dreadful consequences on an innocent person who has committed no crime. Being wrongly accused of harassment is serious enough.

“But accusing him of rape is in quite another category.”

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