Former immigration detainee charged with aggravated home burglary

Dan Jervis-Bardy
The Nightly
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A former immigration detainee accused of visa breaches is also facing separate charges of aggravated home burglary. It comes after an ex-detainee was charged over the brutal bashing of Perth grandmother.
A former immigration detainee accused of visa breaches is also facing separate charges of aggravated home burglary. It comes after an ex-detainee was charged over the brutal bashing of Perth grandmother. Credit: Bill Hatto/The West Australian

The latest former immigration detainee to be accused of visa breaches is also facing separate charges of aggravated home burglary.

Kimbengere Gosoge faced Midland Magistrates Court in Western Australia on Thursday accused of breaching the residential curfew that required him to be at home during a certain period five times between April 26 and May 1.

He is also accused of “failing to keep a monitoring device in working order”.

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Court records show the Burundi-born man is due to face court on June 7 for a hearing on separate charges of aggravated home burglary.

The revelation comes after fellow ex-detainee Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan was charged over his alleged involvement in the brutal bashing of Perth grandmother Ninette Simons inside her Girrawheen home.

The Nightly revealed on Friday that he was allowed to remove his GPS tracker after the community protection board advised against imposing the condition in a new visa re-issued in March.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday said he disagreed with the board’s recommendation.

“I think that’s a wrong decision by that board, but they make the decisions,” he told Sunrise.

But when pushed on who was ultimately responsible, given the Government appointed the board, he said they made decisions independently.

But the eight-member board does not make decisions on visa conditions — it only provides recommendations to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles and the Border Force commissioner.

The 43-year-old was wearing an ankle bracelet when he was hauled before a Perth court in February over alleged curfew breaches.

Commonwealth prosecutors did not oppose bail - a position the magistrate described as “generous” - despite expressing concerns about potential future curfew breaches.

The Prime Minister said the prosecution decision not to oppose “lacks common sense”.

“If it was up to me, I assure you that there wouldn’t have been bail granted in that case,” he said.

“But these things are done independently by the Director of Public Prosecutions … and in consultation with the AFP.

“That wasn’t a decision of Government … and I’m saying that I am just as upset about that decision as you are.”

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