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Armed Response Unit called to knife incident involving African foreign national seeking asylum in Ireland

51 year old Kadima Mbuye from the Democratic Republic of the Congo appeared at Dublin District Court.

Mbuye was arrested following a disturbance at the Travelodge Hotel in Ballymun, Dublin, last Friday night.

The court heard Mbuye arrived in Ireland seven years ago and applied for asylum and had been living in a direct provision centre in Kerry for several years. He moved to Dublin this year and was in temporary accommodation at the Travelodge in Ballymun who are providing accommodation for the homeless on behalf of the Irish taxpayer.

According to the Irish Examiner, Gardai arrived and were told the accused produced a knife at hotel workers before making threats he would “leave blood on the floor”. Gardai called for armed support but at that stage it was alleged the accused re-entered the lobby and admitted he had been in possession of a knife, and he was arrested.

Gardai objected to bail, but Judge Treasa Kelly agreed to €100 bail in his own bond of €100 and ordered him to sign on twice a day at a Garda
station in Dublin city-centre.

New homeless accommodation will be provided to Mbuye whilst he awaits a further court appearance in September.

Free legal aid was granted.

Two years earlier, a then 49 year old man called Kadima Mbuye from the Congo who arrived in Ireland 4 or 5 years previously, living in a direct provision centre was before the Courts accused of “exposing his genitals contrary to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 in Mount Trenchard, Foynes reported the Limerick Leader. Myube entered in to a probation bond for 12 months with the condition he does not expose his genitals in public.

Judge O’Leary found the defendant guilty on the two counts of exposing his genitals.

The court heard he has four previous convictions for the same offence and served six months in prison. It is unclear if these two incidents involve the same person.

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