April 13, 2017: Sweden-Stockholm Attack – Suspect Confesses
April 13, 2017 | Brainwave Science
On Tuesday, Rakhmat Akilov, the man suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack in Stockholm confessed to the crime. His lawyer Johan Eriksson, had told the court and agreed to be held in custody.
Akilov, of Uzbekistani descent, was suspected of driving a truck into pedestrians on a busy Drottninggtan Street, before crashing into a department store. Four people lost their lives in the attack.
According to Police Authority, investigations into the attack could take up to a year to process and investigate other individuals that may be involved. “We are only at the start of a very long investigation, Prosecutor Hans Ihrman. The Court President Malou Lindbolm has also given order that Akilov must be formally charged by May 11th, 2017.
The suspect, known by intelligence services, had applied for Swedish residency in 2014 and his petition was rejected only last year. He was given four weeks to depart the country and his case was processed to the Police department in February to effect his deportation.
Prosecution also said that charges against second man suspected connected with the heinous act was dropped as suspicions against him “weakened.” However, remained in detention due to previous deportation order, according to CNN news sources.
WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING
Police say that Akilov had shown sympathy to extremist groups such as ISIS but was it the motivation for the attack? Was it the same evidence presented to Akilov that was presented to the second suspect? What case facts were presented that lead to the revocation of suspicions in connection with the attack “weakened?” What did the intelligence service know about Rakhmat Akilov before the attack?
Brain Fingerprinting technology could been used by Swedish intelligence services to corroborate the intelligence gathered about the suspect to help positively identify his affiliations with terror groups or not.
Missed opportunities, like the Boston Marathon bomber case in 2013, Brain Fingerprinting could have been used by intelligence agencies to measure and analyze with incredible accuracy and reliability, whether specific crime related information present in the brain or not, in a non-invasive and humane manner.
Brain Fingerprinting could have kept the suspect out of Sweden, saved lives, traumatic experiences and millions of dollars in economic impact and perhaps prevent future terrorist or heinous crimes.