Saskatchewan’s Top Doctor Named in Alleged Email Threat | The Canadian News

Saskatchewan’s chief physician has confirmed that he was named in an alleged emailed threat reported to the Regina Police Service (RPS) earlier this month.

On October 4, the police received a report of an emailed message that allegedly contained non-specific threats to the life and safety of government officials and law enforcement officials, but also mentioned an elected official and the director. Saskatchewan Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab, by name.

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Police confirmed Monday that one of those people was Saskatchewan Prime Minister Scott Moe.

“No one in our province should be threatened, but particularly not Dr. Shahab, who has worked tirelessly to serve the people of our province,” said a statement from Moe on Tuesday.

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“Thank you (RPS) for their actions in response to this threat, and thank you to Dr. Shahab for his continued efforts to serve the people of Saskatchewan.”

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Following their investigation, officers searched a home in southern Regina on Monday.

Tobechi Okwuonu, 38, was later arrested and faces two charges of threatening.

RPS said the defendant has been released under strict conditions and will appear for the first time in provincial court on December 1.

– with a file from Moises Canales-Lavigne

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