Alo-Bridget Namoa

Tongan convert to Islam in Sydney court on terrorism-related charges

Alo-Bridget Namoa and her husband Sameh Bayda appeared in Sydney’s central Local Court last week.

Kaniva News reports they had been in custody over terrorism related charges, but these were upgraded.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that court documents showed they were allegedly planning to carry out a knife attack.

The charge is based on allegations levelled at them when they were arrested early last year.

Tongan terrorist suspect denied bail

Alo-Bridget Namoa, 19, is charged with possessing an item connected to a terrorist act and recklessly collecting documents connected to a terrorist act along with her 19-year-old husband, Sameh Bayda.

Sydney Morning Herald reports Police allege she was found with a hunting knife and a Shahada flag in her handbag as well as instructions for making a bomb detonator.

On Tuesday, Magistrate John Edwards denied her bail in Central Local Court.