8 Aug 2008

Retrial for taxi driver accused of double rape

2:47 pm on 8 August 2008

A Wellington taxi driver who was jailed for twice raping a young female passenger has been granted a retrial.

Abdirazak Mussa, 55, was found guilty of rape and abduction in October last year following a trial in the Wellington District Court.

He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

However, in a judgment issued on Friday, the Court of Appeal granted a retrial.

The case will go back to the district court for a hearing date to be set.