New charges for Ighani

An infamous prisoner at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver is now accused of assaulting a female corrections officer.

Afshin Ighani, 45, is accused of assaulting a female peace officer on March 14, according to court documents. The BC Government Employees Union declined to comment on the incident. 

Ighani was already facing charges for allegedly stabbing two protective custody inmates on Sept. 9, 2017 — a matter going to trial later this year.

He was originally arrested on April 22, 2017 after a region-wide manhunt that ended with Ighani allegedly taking a woman captive while he was being pursued by police. A five-day trial for those charges starts June 4.

RCMP was hunting him in connection to a shooting that occurred in Oliver days prior. Charges related to the shooting were dropped by the Crown after the victim died of unrelated causes many months later.

Ighani has a lengthy criminal record and was ordered deported from the country in both 2002 and 2007.

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