26 April 2018 :
Egypt’s Giza Criminal Court handed down a death sentence to the killer of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) CEO Nevine Loutfy, who was found dead inside her house in Cairo’s 6 October City in 2016.
Kareem Saber Abdel-Moty was convicted of premeditated murder, posession of drugs and a blade weapon as well as motor vehicle theft.
The sentence was handed down after Abdel-Moty had received a preliminary death sentence pending a non-binding opinion by Egypt’s Grand Mufti in January 2018, nearly two years after he killed the female Egyptian CEO in November 2016.
The sentence can still be appealed. Abdel-Moty worked as a security guard for a year and a half in the compound where then-64-year-old Loutfy resided. He left the job a few months carrying out the murder.
According to reports on police investigations at the time, Abdel-Moty knew that Loutfy lived alone and he was able to disable surveillance cameras prior to the act.
He entered her villa through a bathroom window and found Loutfy awake in her bedroom, leading to a struggle before he stabbed her multiple times.
Saber was later apprehended Loutfy’s car, iPad, mobile phone and 5,000 dirhams (about EGP 20,000) in his possession.