|A man accused of a shooting in Oliver last week and the subject of a subsequent manhunt by South Okanagan RCMP is now back behind bars. Afshin Ighani Maleki was arrested April 22 following a chase through the South Okanagan and Similkameen valleys that included road blocks and allegations he took a hostage to escape.|
Questions are being raised about why he's in Canada at all. Maleki was first subject to a deportation order in 2002 after he was convicted of possessing a restricted weapon. His deportation order was appealed that same year and the removal order was held for five years.
|Maleki was convicted of four offences in May 2007 including cocaine trafficking and possession of a firearm. Ighani, 45, has been charged with attempted murder in relation to the latest incident. He's also facing charges of uttering threats and possessing a firearm without authorization. In a statement, RCMP said Ighani was considered armed and dangerous.|