The Public Prosecution Service (OM) demanded 26 years and eight months in prison on Tuesday against Anouar Taghi for his role in the preparation of the murder of Derk Wiersum. Ridouan Taghi’s cousin is also said to have provoked an attempted murder in Utrecht.
Information is essential to organize a successful liquidation. And that is exactly what Anouar Taghi took care of when it comes to the murder of Wiersum, the Public Prosecution Service concluded in the Amsterdam court.
Justice considers Ridouan Taghi’s cousin as the leader of a criminal organization that stole cars, fitted them with new license plates and had them stored in a garage in Utrecht. “An essential link, because no cars means no preliminary explorations,” said the public prosecutor.
Anouar Taghi is therefore seen as an accomplice in the murder of Wiersum. Because he also allegedly ordered an attempted murder in Utrecht in 2019, the sentence required is the highest for him.
After Wiersum’s murder, it became clear that he had been under surveillance for some time. First his law firm in Amsterdam, later his home in the same city. It is said that it was suspect Sezer B. who, thanks to a query at the Chamber of Commerce, where Wiersum was registered, obtained the lawyer’s home address.
“B. is a common thread through this file and is a confidant of the Taghi family, according to the officer. He is also seen as an accomplice and heard demands for fifteen years. B. is still on the run.