Tanzanian authorities believe he came to the country 'to commit terrorism'

Emwazi was refused entry to Tanzania in 2009 for being drunk and abusive, custody records from the time show.

Tanzanian authorities have said they believe Mohammed Emwazi aka Jihadi John came to the country in 2009 to carry out acts of terrorism.

Emwazi was refused entry to Tanzania in 2009 for being drunk and abusive, custody records from the time show.

Emwazi who was in the university at the time and said he was looking forward to a safari holiday flew to Tanzania's Dar es Salaam airport, from The Netherlands with 2 friends when they were stopped and interrogated under orders from MI5.

He said that when he arrived, he was stopped, arrested and accused of wanting to joining the al-Qaeda-linked Somali terror network al-Shabaab.

But Tanzania's home affairs minister Mathias Chikawe said there was no tip-off, but Emwazi "wanted to harm us".

According to BBC, Chikawe said there was no contact from any intelligence agency relating to Emwazi, and the men were only stopped because of their behaviour.

"We had no information whatsoever from any organisation or anybody for that matter. They were in a state of inebriation - highly drunk. And they were cursing and saying all the bad words you can think of. So the immigration officers detained them and asked them questions, saying, 'Why do you behave like this? Who are you? Why are you coming here?'."

Emwazi at the time however gave a different account of events saying he had been threatened at gunpoint and was later told to ask the British government why he had been stopped.

Chikawe however debunked his version saying he has asked the Tanzanian authorities to investigate Emwazi's time in Tanzania because he believes he had wanted to do harm to the country.

He said:

"We have been hit terrorists. The American embassy was blown up. We feel we are targets, and we don't want to be victims. We shall always defend ourselves."

Meanwhile a custody record dated 23 May 2009, and written in Kiswahili, requests that Emwazi and two friends "be detained after they refused to return back to Amsterdam using KLM 569 after being refused entry to the country".

The document names Emwazi, Ally Adorus and Marcel Schrodel.

Adorus, a British citizen, is now a convicted terrorist s  erving a prison sentence in Ethiopia while Schrodel is said to have been known to German security services.


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