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For Immediate Release:
May 09, 2011
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Veronica C. Buie

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss sponsors resolution urging the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and Florida Law Enforcement Agencies to return Nabil Sulaiman to Miami-Dade County to face trial

On May 3, 2011, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Dennis C. Moss urging the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Highway Patrol, and the Office of the Miami-Dade State Attorney to take all necessary and proper actions to return Nabil Sulaiman to Miami-Dade County to face trial in connection with the brutal beating and killing of Akil Larue Oliver.

On November 19, 2010, 19-year-old Nabil Sulaiman was arrested in connection with the murder of Akil Larue Oliver at a Miami convenience store. Sulaiman was charged with aggravated battery and his older brother, 24-year-old Raghed Sulaiman, was charged with murder because the two men allegedly attacked and subsequently killed Oliver in their Quick Stop convenience store. The incident sparked a protest by family members, clergy, church groups, civic organizations and residents that would continue for several months following Oliver's death.

It was reported that Oliver was hit on his head with both a bottle and a crowbar during the alleged beating. After Sulaiman was allowed to post bond in the amount of $10,000, it is reported that he used his passport to leave the country, in violation of his bail. Commissioner Moss stated, "In the interest of justice, Nabil Sulaiman should be immediately returned to Miami-Dade County to face trial in connection with Oliver's death."