- The prime suspect of the shootings at Christchurch mosque in New Zealand, Brenton Tarrant, has been made to appear in court
- Brenton, alongside two of his accomplices, were remanded in custody on Friday, March 15, without plea
- Reports reveal that more charges will be made against the suspect as he is to reappear in court on Friday, April 5
Referred to as a white supremacist and Australian terrorist, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant on Saturday, March 16, appeared in a New Zealand court for being the prime suspect of the Christchurch mosque shooting on Friday, March 15.
According to Agency report, there are more allegations will be instituted against Tarrant who is to reappear in court on Friday, April 5, alongside two of his accomplices who have been remanded in custody without plea are in custody.
The mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel, on Saturday, raised decried the unthinkable crime and expressed her heartfelt concern for the victims of the attack.
Dalziel said: “We have welcomed new people into our city. They are our friends, they are our neighbours. We want to come together to support them.”
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Added to the fact that mosques in the country have been closed amidst tight security, the mayor revealed that flags would fly at half-mast on government buildings throughout Christchurch “until further notice”.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that facts had emerged about the identity and motive of Tarrant. According to New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, Tarrant's attack has left not less than 49 persons dead.
Arden confirmed that he is an Australian citizen and “extremist, right-wing terrorist.” In one of live streamed shooting spree, Tarrant was heard to have said: “There wasn’t even time to aim. There were so many targets.”
New Zealand's police authority reports that he fired at least 205 times from four rifles using several magazines as he stopped to reload the cartridge.
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